Thursday, April 01, 2010

Freedman v. Brutzkus (Cal. Ct. App. - March 11, 2010)

I love it when opinions are (1) concise, (2) well-reasoned, (3) of interest to the legal community, and (4) tells you everything a casual reader needs to know in the first several paragraphs.

Since that means I can convey the important information with a simple cut-and-paste.

As I can with this opinion. Here's what it says:

"The signature block on a contract bears an attorney signature under the legend 'approved as to form and content.' Does that signature amount to an actionable representation to an opposing party's attorney? We conclude that it does not. . . . We hold that this recital indicates that an attorney has advised or is advising his or her own client of the attorney's approval of the document's form and content, and does not, by itself, operate as a representation to an opposing party's attorney that can provide a basis for tort liability."

See how easy that is?