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Friday, August 26, 2005

What does love have to do with it: the resolution of the mailbox rule?

Goodrich, Peter, "The Posthumous Life of the Postal Rule Requiem and Revival of Adams v. Lindsell" . FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON CONTRACT LAW, London: Glasshouse Press, 2005 http://ssrn.com/abstract=760377

This article claims to authoritatively resolve the mailbox rule by tracing its origins to marriage proposals in England. The offeree was favored and protected because the offeree was a woman. When the roots of the doctrine were lost, the principle that the fiction expressed was also forgotten. 

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