5 Strange and Misunderstood Legal Clauses Explained

Posted by Cian on Jan 12, 2016 11:06:27 AM

 Refer to Beagle’s blog for a continuing series on contract support, as we discuss legal urban legends, simple language, and the odd variety of legal commitments that pass just under your nose.

 

‘Terms & conditions’ appear ubiquitously in our use of products and services online– and too often, we swallow legal agreements without fully understanding what they say.

 

The focus of legal terms and conditions is to limit the liability of the provider, and to specify the nature of what a user can and cannot do. Terms of Use;  Terms and Conditions; Acceptable Use Policy; and End User License Agreements are each ways to describe legal rights and limits. They are the most common (and most misunderstood,) of the contracts in our day-to-day life and they use a carefully selected language.

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Topics: LegalX, Beagle, Legal Industry, Legaltech

Collaboration:  Not Just post-it notes and highlighters

Posted by Cian on Sep 14, 2015 10:39:38 AM

"Diane it's month end, I need your comments on the contract for ACME. We have to close this today!" You’ve heard or said these words at the end of the month many times. When you’re trying to get input from others on a contract, the presence of highlighters, post-it notes and sticky arrows are nearly a guarantee. In our connected world including the ubiquitous presence of mobile devices, those legacy ways of working with contracts should be extinct. They are not.

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Topics: Beagle, Legal Industry, Artificial Intelligence

Ubernomics and the Legal Industry

Posted by Cian on Jul 10, 2015 1:13:00 PM

The Globe and Mail (a top news publication in Canada), wrote an article titled “How Ubernomics can transform Canada’s legal diseconomy.”  It is a fascinating and articulate piece about the clear supply-demand mismatch in legal services.    Prior to Uber you could always order a taxi, a limo, a minivan…with caveats of course…it could be done.  Uber did not invent the paid lift service.  What they did was identify a frustrating and recurring problem, void of useful technology, and they fixed it.  If we look at that recipe, it is universal.  Why is Uber such a success story? It is as basic as supply and demand, with the magic dust of great execution.

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Topics: Legal Industry