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How to Sign a Contract

Signing contracts correctly is important, not just as a matter of dotting i‘s and crossing t‘s. How a contract is signed can affect whether it’s enforceable and who’s on the hook. Here’s a basic “how-to” on signing contracts. The correct legal persons should sign the contract Only legal persons are parties to contracts. Legal persons […] Read More

Eighth Circuit Contracts Cases 2011 (Part 9)

Semi-Materials Co., Inc. v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. MEMC manufactures polysilicon, which is used to manufacture semiconductor chips and solar cells. Starting in 1996 MEMC’s wholly-owned subsidiary MEMC Pasadena, Inc. entered into informal, short-term arrangements with Semi-Materials’ predecessor-in-interest to help MEMC Pasadena sell silicon, and later silane gas, in South Korea in exchange for sales […] Read More