Journal: News & Comment

Monday, August 14, 2006
# 1:54:00 PM:

Why contracts are so nasty to read

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Via Buzzworthy, here's why one comma in a contract may cost Rogers more than $2 million.

As an editor, I don't know whether to be proud or dismayed. Contracts are supposed to be about what the parties intended to agree to, but the letter of the writing is what counts in the end, and with the comma, the meaning is pretty clearly against what Rogers says, and in favour of the other party's position. Ouch.


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