Monthly Archives: October 2006

One Space or Two?

In A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting 12.21, I recommend that you use only one space, rather than two, after punctuation, whether it separates …

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An Update on the Rogers and Aliant “Comma” Dispute

In August I posted this item about the dispute between Rogers Communications Inc. and Aliant Inc. (now Bell Aliant Regional Communications) regarding the role of …

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“Hereby Indemnifies” and “Shall Indemnify”

In my recent post on hold harmless I quoted the Black’s Law Dictionary definition of indemnify: “1. To reimburse (another) for a loss suffered because …

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Public-Seminar Update: Toronto Sold Out, Geneva Still Open

Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development Program told me yesterday that they’re no longer accepting registrations for my November 6–7 drafting workshop in Toronto—it’s sold …

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“Hold Harmless” and “Indemnify”

[Update: For my more recent take on this issue, see this 2012 post.] At a seminar I gave last week, I suggested that hold harmless …

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Drafting and the Delaware General Corporation Law

Last week I received an analysis of the 2006 amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. That reminded me of my one manuscript that never …

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Some Materials for Teaching Contract Drafting

MSCD is a reference work rather than a textbook, so it doesn’t contain any teaching materials. That has probably prevented some teachers of contract drafting …

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Yet More on Rhetorical Emphasis

Today I encountered another form of rhetorical emphasis to add to those noted in MSCD 13.37–38 and in my previous post on the subject. This …

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“Shall”—This Time It’s Personal

Recently someone from the plain-English camp chided me for disagreeing with “the more progressive view” that one should avoid shall in contract drafting. Such potshots …

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Who’s More Open to Change, Law Firms or Legal Departments?

Last week I held an all-day seminar for a group of lawyers from a big company. A good time was had by all—they asked plenty …

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“Guaranty” or “Guarantee”?

Today, for the heck of it, I investigated the difference between guaranty and guarantee. Here’s what Bryan Garner says in A Dictionary of Modern Legal …

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