The instantaneous and informal nature of the text message has revolutionized the way people communicate across large and small distances. In fact, as a digitized and traceable form of communication between two or more parties, text messages are often brought up in legal disputes. But is a text message a legal document?
“If you build it, they will come.”
PactSafe's office already has huge perks: a snack closet that is perpetually stocked with peanut butter pretzel nuggets, a kegerator, and a Pac-Man machine, but one of our more unique policies has recently led me to Costa Rica: the Work Someplace Awesome policy.
PactSafe's “Work Someplace Awesome” policy, which is probably my favorite PactSafe perk, reimburses employee travel expenses (up to a certain amount) once every calendar year when they work someplace awesome. Past awardees of this stipend have visited Paraguay, San Francisco, Morocco, Margaritaville in South Carolina, and elsewhere. I’ve never heard of another company offering a stipend like this.
Ever since an exchange trip to Toulouse, France, where I lived with a French family for two weeks, speaking to them exclusively in my broken French and beginning what would become a lifelong pursuit of The Perfect Crêpe, I’ve been a big fan of international travel. After traveling to the United Kingdom, France (again), Vietnam, Australia, and Indonesia during my college years, I promised myself that after graduation I would do whatever I needed to do to leave the country at least once a year. Lucky for me, I landed in a sales role at a company that enabled me to do just that.
On June 10, 2019, a federal court in Washington dismissed Church v. EXPEDIA INC., a class action lawsuit against Expedia, Hotels.com and other travel sites.
In our previous article, “Why Contract Design is Becoming More Important to Enterprise Businesses”, we dive into how the consumer-driven economy is forcing enterprise businesses to shift the way they interact with clients, driving them to be more mobile with their services. Here, we explain how to start designing your contracts based on the needs of your business, rather than the other way around.
Contract design is crucial for enterprise businesses that want to stay ahead. Businesses that hope to scale efficiently are beginning to take contract design more seriously.
If your terms were to be enforced and your clients were to take you to court, could your terms hold up? Do you even know what you need to bring to court? Even more, what types of evidence are more likely to be successful in enforcing your online agreement in court?
In our 3-post series, we detail the three common ways of capturing user assent online citing case law examples, and the factors that influence their enforceability in court. Our third post is dedicated to browsewrap agreements. (Read the first post and the second post here.)