December 12, 2007

Best Ever? Choice of Law Clause

An “oldie, but goodie” from the “Above the Law” Blog:

An associate at an LA law firm sent us the following language, found in the governing law/disputes section of a software license agreement:

“This agreement is governed solely and exclusively by the principles written in the Holy Bible. All disputes must be mediated by a mediator nominated by the Institute of Christian Conciliation under the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation.”

Our source asks “Have you ever seen this before? How are disputes resolved? If you don’t pay the other side what you owe, are you going to hell?”

If only you had gone to Regent Law School.