The irrevocable consequences of taking a false Modeh Bemiktztat oath of partial admission would deter him from employing such delay tactics.
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.
What Was She Thinking? ‘I Did So Only To Please My Husband’ (Bava Basra 49b)
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.
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
Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.
A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)
Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.
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.
If Goats Had Wheels ‘The Goats Ate Husked Barley’ (Bava Basra 36a)
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.
So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.
I instructed him to sell for $125, not less. Please pay the difference, or return the bike and I will refund the $100.
Within His Grasp ‘Title…Is Established In Three Years’ (Bava Basra 28a)
What happens if the occupier claims he purchased the house from a third party?
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.
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.
Beyond The Letter Of The Law ‘He May Be Replaced By One Who Teaches Faster’ (Baba Basra 21a)
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.
The court will ask Shimon: Why did you stand silently by for three years? Why did you not challenge Reuven or at least lodge an objection in the presence of two witnesses?
Even if the litigant is sophisticated in matters of Jewish business law, he still must specify his pleadings.
According to Rabbi Yosi, as long as one remains within the confines of one’s own property and one does not actively damage one’s neighbor’s property, one has the right to act as one wishes.
Sanctity In The Margins ‘Its Length Shall Equal Its Circumference’ (Bava Basra 14a)
There is nothing illegal about looking at other people just as there is nothing illegal with talking about other people.
A Fundraisers Reward ‘Those Who Persuade Others To Give Charity Are Greater’ (Bava Basra 9a)