“I’ll pay them a million dollars if they can do it.”

An old contract-law chestnut: when does a public statement along these lines rise to the status of a legally enforceable reward offer? Dave Hoffman at Concurring Opinions considers it unlikely that a law student will get past summary judgment in his suit against a criminal defense attorney who went on Dateline and promised (or at least seemed to promise) a cool million to anyone who proved his client could have committed the crime of which he was accused.

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