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Welcome to the team, Carrie Cook!

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Contract Disputes, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnershipsby Sean FriendLeave a Comment

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Slingshot Team, Carrie Cook! Carrie grew up in New Mexico but moved to the United Kingdom at 18 to pursue her undergraduate degree. She graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with an LL.B. in law before attending law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She received …

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Promissory Notes

In Contract Disputes, Contractsby Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

Promissory notes can be helpful in so many different situations, but what exactly are they and what do you need to look our for when dealing with them?  In it’s simplest terms, a promissory note is an IOU.  It includes the terms of the agreement, specifically the amount owed, how and when it is to be repaid, and default terms.  If you’ve ever …

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Federal Courts Should Use State Law to Interpret a Contract’s Venue or Forum Selection Clause

In Contract Disputes, Contracts, Litigation & Lawsuitsby Don KochersbergerLeave a Comment

Most circuits have not decided this issue. Those that have addressed it typically recognize that no reason exists to treat a venue selection clause differently from the remainder of a contract that will be interpreted using state law. See, e.g.,  Northwest Nat. Ins. Co. v. Donovan, 916 F.2d 372, 374 (7th Cir. 1994) (“Validity and interpretation are separate issues, and …