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From: Russell Hendel <rhendel@saber.towson.edu> Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 23:35:51 -0400 (EDT) Subject: igning Kilometer Forms may be permissable Asher Goldstein in Volume 32 number 63 asks about the legitimacy of signing kilometer forms to obtain extra salary. He points out that the dilemna is that "no one actually travels that much" but everyone knows this and this is the only way of getting the extra salary" The following citation from Rambam, Laws of Acquisition and Gift 11:21 **may** be revelant >> A person on a death bed who ordered 'Give $400 to my daughter for her dowry' if the custom of the place is to exaggerate double then we only give $200..for we interpret his words 'Give what is valued in dowrys as $200' >> Similarly the following law may be relevant Sales: 28:14 >> A person who says 'I sell to you John's 5 acre field'--the sale is valid EVEN if the field has under a half an acre--BECAUSE he simply used it as a name---John's 5 acre field, and didn't commit himself to selling 5 acres >> All I am saying is that these laws allow one to rely on normal usage of terms in sales. So it is possible that if you state you rode so many hours and it is the accepted custom for people to get that much of an increase in salary it is permissable since 'everyone knows this' and all you are doing is claiming the money that belongs to you Russell Jay Hendel;Phd ASA Moderator Rashi is Simple http://www.RashiYomi.Com/----------NEW AND IMPROVED