Colin Moriarty, Sacred Symbols, And Broken PAX Promises: A Lawyer's View (VL79) (Hoeg Law)

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When Colin Moriarty (IGN, Kinda Funny) and his latest PlayStation series, Sacred Symbols, were accepted to tape a live version at PAX West (Penny Arcade, ReedPOP), he was quick to tell his fans about the opportunity and invite them to join him at the conference. But when PAX rescinded the invitation weeks later and on the eve of final scheduling, many including Colin were left wondering "What happened?" and "What do we do now?". Was a contract formed between PAX and Colin Moriarty? If not, why not? What was missing? How does the law evaluate promises made and broken, and how can equitable principles like promissory estoppel and detrimental reliance inform our understanding? What does the State of Washington (where PAX West is located) have to say? And why is any claim made by the fans going to be much more difficult to make than those of Colin and the show itself? It's time for another lively discussion. You'll never be estopped...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/rkEHw5B6KWU #Moriarty #PAX #VirtualLegality *** Discussed in this episode: "PAX West rescinded Sacred Symbols’ panel today..." Tweet from Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) - Jul 30, 2019 (https://twitter.com/notaxation/status/1156291821967798274) "So, @PAX and @Reed_POP still haven't answered." Tweet from Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) - Jul 31, 2019 (https://twitter.com/notaxation/status/1156655290210648064) "Elements Of A Contract" USLegal Website (https://contracts.uslegal.com/elements-of-a-contract/) "Promissory estoppel" Legal Information Institute (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/promissory_estoppel) "BEYOND RELIANCE: PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL, CONTRACT FORMALITIES, AND MISREPRESENTATIONS" 15 Hofstra Law Review 443 (1987) (https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=11423&context=journal_articles) "WPI301A.01Promissory Estoppel" Washington Pattern Jury Instructions (https://govt.westlaw.com/wciji/Document/I2cd238e4e10d11dab058a118868d70a9) "LIABILITY & LEGAL INFORMATION" PAX Website (https://www.paxsite.com/legal?_ga) *** FOR MORE CHECK US OUT: On Twitter @hoeglaw At our website: https://hoeglaw.com/ On our Blog, "Rules of the Game", at https://hoeglaw.wordpress.com/ On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

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