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Thursday, April 6, 2006

Statute of Frauds Erases $1 Million Promise

Kentucky_flag_1 An oral promise to pay a paralegal more than $1 million over ten years as a reward for landing a big plaintiffs' case has been washed out on Statute of Frauds grounds, even though the promise was caught on tape and played at trial, and even though the paralegal apparently performed.  That's the result of a fascinating recent decision by a trial judge in the Bluegrass State.  The Kentucky Law Blog has this summary of the case.  Sounds like the plaintiff will appeal.

[Frank Snyder -- hat tip to Andrew Oh-Willeke]

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