For obvious reasons, any request to backdate a document for these reasons should be flatly turned down.
However, an explanation often given by the person wanting to backdate the document is that the document is merely meant to reflect an oral agreement that has already been made and that this is just a way of documenting it.
June 5, 2017 – A state appeals court has ruled that plaintiff entities and individuals lack standing to challenge city resolutions concerning Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) districts through declaratory action, but may do so by way of certiorari review.
An organization called Voters with Facts, four limited liability companies, and 14 individual taxpayers challenged city resolutions to use TIF, a method of municipal financing to develop property in cooperation with private interests, for riverfront areas.
Let’s suppose you hire a web designer to build a new website.
Perhaps, you don’t know exactly what kind of website you need or how much it will cost.
You meet with your designer and toss around some ideas. There are several versions, lots of back and forth conversation.
Legally speaking, this is something that you should not do – or more accurately, there will only ever rarely be occasions when this is appropriate to do.Thus, the “blight” determination is a matter of legislative discretion, Hruz noted.The panel ruled that taxpayers lacked standing to challenge the city’s legislative action on TIF districts through a declaratory judgment action, since it is a legislative decision.A client or, in the case of an in house lawyer colleague (who for the purposes of this article will also be considered a client), asks you to prepare a document and then your heart sinks as he says “oh and it has to be dated” and gives a date which has already passed.Is it legal to comply with the request or must it always be refused outright?