Vanderbilt Law Review

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In the case of United Funds, Inc. v. Carter Products, Inc.,' the City Circuit Court of Baltimore, Maryland, handed down a decision which" broke new legal ground." The case, involving the effect of statements made in stock prospect uses on a corporation's future actions, has provoked surprisingly little discussion by legal commentators, and none at all on the "new" ground it broke. The purpose of this comment is to examine the Carter Products decision, to attempt to place it in proper legal perspective, and finally to evaluate it as a new development in the law.