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It depends on whether there is a successor in interest. Smith Publishers may have disappeared by merging with Jones Amalgamated, which acquired their assets and liabilities, so Jones may have replaced Smith in the contract. By the terms of your publishing contract, Smith may be obligated to require a successor to assume your contract. If not, you would have ...


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can you create a contract that will prevent you and other persons involved in from amending it? It can be entered, but enforcement thereof is a non-sequitur if all the parties to that contract agree void, rescind, terminate, replace, or indeed amend it. An agreement --which may be in the form of settlement-- to that effect implies that all the parties waive ...


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No. Whatever clauses and terms existed in this contract, a second contract between the parties could modify it to remove such a clause, or to directly make such an amendment, or to annul the contract entirely. You can make it a requirement that amendments be unanimous among the parties (as opposed to e.g. unilateral, allowing one party to make certain ...


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