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Legal Alert - January 2019

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Case law: ‘Entire agreement’ clause in a contract did not exclude liability for misrepresentations made before it was signed

Parties negotiating an agreement who wish to exclude liability for any misrepresentations they make during those negotiations should ensure the agreement expressly and clearly excludes liability, rather than rely on a general ‘entire agreement clause’ to exclude that liability, a recent ruling makes clear. This applies to commercial contracts including employment contracts.

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