posted Sep 06, 2000
UCITA9/6/2000; 9:34:45 PM
- Contracts between parties in multiple states can specify which state's laws apply to the contract, a necessary ability when you have 50 states.
- UCITA goes online in Maryland in less then a month, and companies will be able to specify that the click-through contract will be under the laws of Maryland, putting it under UCITA.
- The reason click-through contracts are legitimate contracts is that it is an explicit provision of UCITA.
So, my question is, if you are not in Maryland, and you are faced with a click-through contract claiming to be under the laws of Maryland, can this non-contract (in your state) bind you to the laws of the UCITA, or, since it's not really a contract in your state, does it not matter as much as it has not mattered in the past (which is to say, untested water)?Who cares if the contract claims to work under Maryland's law if it's not a contract where you're standing?