What Is Legal Agreement Definition

An exception occurs when advertising makes a unilateral promise, such as offering a reward, as in the famous Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co[18] case, decided in nineteenth-century England. The company, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, promoted a scoop of smoke that, if sniffed “three times a day for two weeks,” would prevent users from getting the flu. If the ball of smoke could not prevent the flu, the company promised it would pay £100 to the user, adding that it had “deposited £1,000 with Alliance Bank to show our sincerity in this matter”. While contract law systems may have similarities, they may have significant differences. As a result, many contracts contain a choice of law clause and a jurisdiction clause.