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From: Russell Hendel <rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 23:38:32 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Do restaurants closed by Supervision withdrawal have a lawsuit There already have been two almost full issues of Volume 29 devoted to the issue of "Mandated control by Jewish orginazations". [Here is at least #3, and as I suspect that there were several since Russel sent this in it is probably more like #7 or so. There is still more material, but I will be reviewing more carefully so that we don't just keep repeating the same thing over and over. It is clear that there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue, but simple repition will not add anything. Mod] I would just like to supplement the rich discussion that has already taken place with the idea that a restaurant that was forced to close because an orginazation withdrew its supervision may have a lawsuit (under Jewish Law). Compare the following Rambams (Gift and Presents; 6:24) >>My teachers have paskined that if it was the national custom >>to make a wedding feast or pay for fancy Chazans at the Ofroof >>or to have prewedding parties for close friends and a person >>followed the national custom and then she broke off the >>engagement then she has to reimburse him BECAUSE SHE CAUSED >>HIM TO LOSE MONEY AND WHOMEVER CAUSES TO LOSE MONEY MUST PAY How do others feel about a Din Torah obligating the withdrawing orginazation to pay? How do the lawyers feel about such a lawsuit in secular courts? Russell Jay Hendel Phd ASA Moderator Rashi Is Simple http://www.shamash.org/rashi/