Saturday, May 19, 2007

Follow up on Dallas in the Panhandle: the defendants could have avoided the whole thing with more careful document drafting. Avoiding Arguments Over Whether Singular Also Means PluralLegal documents drafting experts didn't think much of the document preparation that led to the Dallas in the Panhandle dust up between oil drilling joint venturers. Although the partner who wanted out eventually won, "today’s case from the drafting hall of shame is a case recently decided by the Nebraska Supreme Court, Coral Production Corp. v. Central Resources, Inc., 273 Neb. 379 (Neb. 2007). To the trained agreement drafting expert, make sure singular and plural really mean what they say. Also you can "drive a truck through the caveat “Unless the context otherwise clearly indicates.”

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