If a contract revocation is deemed illegal, wouldn't a release that ensued be null and void? 10 Answers as of August 31, 2015

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Dickson Law Group, LLC
Dickson Law Group, LLC | John P. Dickson
You need to provide additional details before an attorney can opine about your situation.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 11/25/2014
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
No, because a revocation is unilateral, whereas a release issues from the party surrendering its rights.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/25/2014
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Not enough information.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/25/2014
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Any answer to this question must be highly fact-dependent. On the one hand, a release could have much the same effect as the revocation. It depends upon lots of history which you have not provided. As to the revocation, do you mean that was held to be 'illegal,' or simply 'unenforceable?'
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 11/24/2014
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
I do not understand the circumstances; you need to give more details. ?If the contract was initially revoked, why would there be a release? If the contract is held to be binding, there would only be a release if the parties agree not to fulfill the contract.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/24/2014
    Law Office of Marc June
    Law Office of Marc June | Marc June
    This is not necessarily so. You should consult a lawyer and present all the facts.
    Answer Applies to: Alaska
    Replied: 11/24/2014
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    It depends upon the terms of the contract.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/24/2014
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    I think you will find a release is a release is a release. A rose is a rose is a rose.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    The question needs more information. But if you are saying the contract is now valid because the revocation is not legal, the release of the same contract could be valid if part of a deal to end the contract. It must have been based on agreement of Both parties.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 11/24/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    A contract revocation is generally one indicia of a breach, either in fact or in anticipation, of the contract itself. It gives rise to a dispute which a later entered into release resolves. They are two extremely different areas of jurisprudence.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 11/24/2014
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