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Drunken Deal

18 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
In addition, a customer who had been negotiating to buy Mr. Weiner's house managed to convince him to sign a sales contract for significantly less than he had initially asked for.

Paying Part Of The Claim And Denying The Balance (Siman 75:6)

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
The irrevocable consequences of taking a false Modeh Bemiktztat oath of partial admission would deter him from employing such delay tactics.

Too Late

Barry brought over the motorized bike, and Saul put it away in a spare room. A month later, Barry returned. A week passed and he did not come to pick up his bike.

Daf Yomi

What Was She Thinking? ‘I Did So Only To Please My Husband’ (Bava Basra 49b)

Kitchen Sink And All: What’s Included In The Sale Of A House? (Bava Batra...

According to Jewish law and indeed any law, the best way to avoid such unpleasant situations is to be very specific in the contract of sale.

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:4)

5 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason

Sale Of Land And Acceptance Of Torah Under Duress (Bava Batra 47b)

Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.

Daf Yomi

A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

Looking For Family (Bava Batra 115a)

28 Shevat 5777 – February 23, 2017
If the deceased left no children, no descendants of his children, no father and no siblings, one looks further up the paternal family tree to see whether a grandfather survived him.

Daf Yomi

If Goats Had Wheels ‘The Goats Ate Husked Barley’ (Bava Basra 36a)

Modeh Bemiktzat Oath In The Case Of Partial Admission (Siman 75:4)

The security interest is equivalent to heilach, tendering payment of the debt, because it empowers the court to seize and sell the defendant’s land to cover the debt.

Witness Falsehood

So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.

Sales Agent

21 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
I instructed him to sell for $125, not less. Please pay the difference, or return the bike and I will refund the $100.

Daf Yomi

Within His Grasp ‘Title…Is Established In Three Years’ (Bava Basra 28a)

This Is My Place; I Bought It From Him

What happens if the occupier claims he purchased the house from a third party?

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:3) – Whether Litigants Must Specify Their Claims

If the creditor responds to this unsolicited admission by thanking the debtor for reminding him of the debt, the finder is still absolved from taking an oath.

Ran Over

14 Shevat 5777 – February 9, 2017
When Mr. Sender returned from work, he called Mr. Neuman. You left your bike in front of my car last night. I accidentally ran over it.

Daf Yomi

Beyond The Letter Of The Law ‘He May Be Replaced By One Who Teaches Faster’ (Baba Basra 21a)

Siman 75:2

The reason one witness supporting the defendant excuses him from taking the Modeh Bemiktzat oath of partial admission is based on the same logic that obliges him to take the oath when one witness testifies against him.

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