Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Duration of Confidentiality Agreements

Reader David recently posed the following question: I have a question for you that has bugged me for several years. From time to time, my …

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“Continuance”

Reader Steven Sholk sent me a case today. I found it of interest, but not for the reason he anticipated. What caught my eye was …

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A New Article on “Best Efforts”

Reader Larry Bell pointed out to me that the April 2008 issue of Corporate Counsel’s Quarterly contains an article by the publisher’s editorial staff entitled …

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Overlapping Definitions—A Real Issue?

I recently posted this item discussing Lexicon, a tool for organizing and checking defined terms. Lexicon’s website contains a page discussing “The Seven Deadly Sins …

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Fall 2008 Penn Law Contract-Redrafting Project—Now Accepting Submissions!

It’s that time again: I’m looking for a company that would be interested in taking part in a contract-redrafting project with my class at the …

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Doing an Online Run-Through of My Seminars

Considering having me do an in-house seminar but want to know more? Then I suggest you might want to have me give you and any …

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Some Recently Published Books on Contract Drafting

A few books on contract drafting have been published in the last couple of years: Butt, Peter & Castle, Richard, Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide …

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MSCD2 Production Notes

In case you’re interested, here’s the latest on MSCD2: I wasn’t satisfied with the design of MSCD, so I was ready for a fight over …

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Outage

The site was offline for most of yesterday due to high drama involving my server. Sorry about that; it shouldn’t happen again.

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New 2008 U.S. Seminar Dates

Here are the U.S. cities where I’ll be giving my “Contract Drafting—Language and Layout” seminar with West Legalworks in the second half of 2008: Seattle, …

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Capitalization in References to U.S. States

Here’s what The Chicago Manual of Style 8.55 has to say about use of initial capitals in references to political divisions: Words denoting political divisions—from …

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More Words Not to Include in a Contract— “Therefore” and Its Relatives

In this November 2006 post I wrote about words that are fine in narrative writing but would be out of place in a contract. Well, …

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