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The Real Moral of 'The Little Mermaid' Is That Everyone Needs a Good Lawyer

One of the major conflicts in 'The Little Mermaid' is that Ariel signs away her voice to the evil sea witch Ursula. Unfortunately, it really could have been avoided if she had proper legal counsel (at least assuming undersea law works similar to ours).

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    This Twitter User Graciously Provided the Legal Assessment

    Text - shon faye @shonfaye Nov 2 one of the cutest/saddest things I ever did was write out the legal ways Ariel could have annulled her contract with Ursula The Sea Witch 1. Ariel, at 16, is a minor and while she can enter into a contract with Ursula as a minor the contract is voidable at any time- after being unsuccessful in winning the heart of Prince Eric she could have voided the contract and 'walked' (swam) away with her voice 2. Given that Ariel's voice is given as consideration for her le
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    People on Twitter Generally Agreed

    Text - Not a Taco 237 13 60 @DanielPeligrosa 22h Quality legal analysis. This is why hiring a good lawyer is important before going into major deals. David Harris 162 t 25 @Hero_Complex Nov 3 @shonfaye @marjoriemliu Any argument that Ariel's voice should have been held in escrow, making Vanessa's use a breach/ethical violation? braak 95 @braak Nov 2 @shonfaye I think this overstates Triton's influence on the Law of the Sea but otherwise:100 emoji:; Anthony Eichenlaub 77 279 @AWEichenlaub 23h The
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    Event - Kaitlyn NaNoWri-ley @kplyley Oct 11 340 t 96 When you have a contract that says the little mermaid HAS to give you her voice
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    So If You're About to Sign Your Voice Away

    Cartoon - herehy grant tantasr the tca the Sea one voice, for all eternity 834 t 293 L&@AuralSweat 18 Sep 2015 No matter how benign a contract is, I always feel like Ariel in The Little Mermaid when I sign one.
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    Sing Along With This (To the Tune of Under The Sea)

    Cartoon - Charles EP Murphy @cepmurphy 22h Before you agree Contractually Darling it's better To have someone check the Legality!
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