June 18, 2015

How is the Supreme Court Messing Around with Third-Party Legal Opinions?

How is the Supreme Court Messing Around with Third-Party Legal Opinions?

June 18, 2015

Panelists:

  • Steven O. Weise, Proskauer, Los Angeles, CA
  • Don Glazer, Boston, MA

Opinion preparers usually focus on state law when giving an opinion on the enforceability of a contract. When, however, an opinion letter states, as it often does, that the opinion is covering federal law as well as a particular state's law, the opinion preparer also must consider the many federal statutes and court decisions bearing on the enforceability of particular contractual provisions. For example, those cases affect the terms providing for arbitration, waivers of jury trial, forum selection, and personal jurisdiction. This program will discuss issues arising under federal law that opinion preparers will want to take into account when giving an enforceability opinion on a contract.

Presented by: Legal Opinions Committee

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