============================== CFJ 1926 ==============================
If a pledge contains no explicit exit clause, a party may leave it
Called by G.: 11 Apr 2008 16:45:03 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 15 Apr 2008 01:34:59 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy: 25 Apr 2008 08:10:07 GMT
Suppose I say "I pledge to give someone a groat if they give me a quatloo."
one takes me up on the offer for a week. I spend the groat in another way. I
then say "The previous offer is hereby rescinded." Does the player leave the
contract and thus terminate it? Or do such efforts stand "forever" since it
wasn't specifically permitted in the pledge?
Rule 2191/2 (Power=1.5)
A pledge is a contract identifying itself as such. A pledge
requires at least one party.
An equity case regarding a pledge CAN be initiated by a
non-party, provided that all other requirements for initiating
an equity case are met. The initiator of such a case is
considered to be a party to the pledge for the purpose of that
Rule 1742/14 (Power=1.5)
Contracts are binding agreements governed by the rules. Any
agreement made by one or more persons with the intention that it
be binding on them and governed by the rules is a contract
(unless it would automatically terminate as a contract).
A contract automatically terminates if the number of parties to
it falls below the number of parties the rules require for the
contract. If other rules do not specify such a number for a
contract, then a contract requires at least two parties.
Parties to a contract SHALL act in accordance with that
contract. This obligation is not impaired by contradiction
between the contract and any other contract, or between the
contract and the rules.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
Leaving a contract is regulated by Rule 2198, and none of its
methods allow leaving a pledge by announcement. I judge FALSE.
Judge Murphy's Evidence:
Rule 2198/0 (Power=1.5)
Making Contract Changes
If a contract specifies a mechanism by which Contract Changes to
it can be performed, then such changes CAN be performed using
If a contract does not purport to regulate becoming a party to
it, than any person CAN become a party to it by announcement.
If the minimum number of parties for a contract is at least two,
then Contract Changes CAN be made to it by agreement between all
the parties to the contract. Otherwise, any party to the
contract CAN make Contract Changes to that contract without
Objection if, before the dependant action is resolved, no party
blocks the change by announcement.