Legal Memorandum: Duration of a Contract in WI

Issue: Under Wisconsin law, when it is not stated, what is the duration of a contract?

Area of Law: Business Organizations & Contracts
Keywords: Duration of a contract; Reasonable notice; Silent
Jurisdiction: Wisconsin
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2015

The general rule is that if a contract is silent as to duration it may be terminated by either party upon reasonable notice.  Oostburg State Bank v. United Sav. & Loan Assoc., 125 Wis. 2d 224, 234 (Wis. Ct. App. 1984).   


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