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§4.1. Introduction. It has often been argued that certainty is desirable, if indeed not necessary, in that branch of the law which adjusts rights in commercial disputes. Entrepreneurs have the responsibility of weighing business risks, but, as far as possible, they should be relieved of the danger that their commercial judgments may be frustrated by some novel legal decision. There is another attractive attribute of certainty which appeals to some students of jurisprudence - it has a tendency to decrease litigation. Where the law clearly defines rights and liabilities, the commercial community can adjust its actions accordingly and disputes may often be settled by nonjudicial means.

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Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law



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Massachusetts, Law, Annual Survey

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