Read Before Signing

January 6, 2012

  • 95 Contracts
  • 95I Requisites and Validity
  • 95I(E) Validity of Assent
  • 95k93 Mistake
  • 95k93(2) k. Signing in Ignorance of Contents in General.

95 ContractsSophisticated businessman could not avoid contract based on his decision to sign contract without first locating his glasses to enable him to read it in reliance upon representations made about its content.
Daniel Gale Associates, Inc. v. Hillcrest Estates, Ltd., 724 N.Y.S.2d 201 (App. Div. 2001)
Suggested by Rosaline Rosenfeld, Assistant Law Clerk; Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County; New York, NY