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Legal Word of the Day: “Puffery”

“Puffery” – Statements and claims that express subjective opinions, which no “reasonable person” would take literally. Puffery is language or suggestions that “puff up” the image of what is being described. Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. [1893] 1 Q.B. 256, 262, per Lindley L.J. is the best-known instance of its use as a legal […]

Canadian Contract Law Quiz

Contract law affects our lives every day. If you use a website, buy a car, or agree to help out a friend, you may be entering into a legally binding contract. Do you know your liquidated damages from your promissory estoppel? What effect does partial payment have on your right to collect an outstanding debt? […]

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