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    Judge rules emoji are proof of intent

    A landlord in Israel has successfully sued a couple who mislead him with emoji, with the judge ruling that the tiny pictures constituted a statement of intent. The landlord, Yaniv Dahan, posted an ad on a classified site for his home, and received a response from a couple. After giving him the impression they wanted to rent the house, he took down the ad — and then the couple stopped responding to his texts. Incensed at being ghosted, Dahan took the couple to small claims court. One piece of evidence used against the defendants was an emoji-filled text message they sent to Dahan, which mentioned the house…

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    Hm, that is pushing it. I doubt any other judge would rule so to be honest....
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    Imagine the potential legal implications of using emoji in a public forum ...


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    There is also a recent case where WhatsApp was used to serve notices and another where teh double blue tick was used as evidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houses4Rent View Post
    Hm, that is pushing it. I doubt any other judge would rule so to be honest....
    Yip - had they used a thumbs up in answer to terms - that would be different.
    Taking the advert down was just stupid. He should pay me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterne.law@gmail.com View Post
    There is also a recent case where WhatsApp was used to serve notices and another where the double blue tick was used as evidence.
    Can the be right by default? I guess it has to be stipulated in their agreement that notices via WhatsApp are legit?
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