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You cannot contract outside the law Generally parties are free to contract on any terms they like but the contract must have “legality of objects”. So, hiring a “contract” killer does not create a contract and no court will force you to pay your contract killer. Of course, if you don’t pay your contract killer you have bigger problems than legal issues. ...


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As a general rule, you can't make a contract with another party if either party is required by the contract to perform an illegal act. Beyond that specific clauses are typically determined by the courts to the reasonable person understanding of the clause. In dispute of meaning, most courts will side with the means that causes the least amount of harm to ...


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is Bob doing this regarded a scam? No. Tom has no viable claims and therefore he has no case in civil court (nor is there a criminal case). Being "at the very end of the 'terms of use'" likely renders Tom unable to justify his unawareness of the disclaimer. That would defeat his claim of breach of contract. When he entered the contract, he knew or should ...


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A contract can’t legalise illegality Let’s assume that absent the “simulation” disclosure in the ToS, this would be fraud. The question then becomes, does making the disclosure make it not fraud? Fraud requires dishonesty and deception. These are measured by what a reasonable person would determine from the overall conduct so a small piece of truth in ...


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Your court will surely lack jurisdiction against an unidentified scammer in a foreign country hiding behind a sequence of VPNs. Unless by some wild application of both skill and coincidience, you identify the scammer in a nation from which you have a chance of filing litigation. Yes, you would have a case that the requirement to keep a web browser page ...


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This may be a good faith and fair dealing violation which would give the victim a civil cause of action to recover at least his original investment.


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Accused of what? Clearly stating under which conditions you (the accuser) would earn money by doing nothing more than staying online for 7 days? You agreed to these conditions, but did not fulfill them, so the scammer (the accused) was the one that earned money for doing nothing. The scammer had the same motive as you had, earning money for doing ...


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