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Old 11-19-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Frontman View Post
He got hosed on a verbal promise, which is worthless.
Not entirely. I'm not a trained attorney, nor do I play one on TV, but a contract is made when there is an offer and an acceptance for a consideration (did I get that right counselors?) He can try to argue that there was a verbal contract. He might not prevail, but there is precedence for the enforcement of verbal contracts.

From the web site of the Florida Bar Association:
A binding, legally enforceable contract can be in writing or oral (verbal). Depending on the nature of the transaction involved, certain types of contracts in Florida are required by law to be in writing in order to be enforceable. Generally other than those required by law to be in writing, verbal contracts are enforceable in Florida, especially in situations where one party has performed his or her obligations.

It may be that Mark's contract would be one required to be in writing, but verbal promises are not, in general, worthless.

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