Monthly Archives: December 2010

“Indefinitely”

In contracts, the word indefinitely is used to convey two different meanings. I’m not keen on that, seeing as the Prime Directive of contract drafting …

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“Personal Delivery”?

Periodically I inflict on you my musings regarding notices-provisions terminology. (See this August 2009 AdamsDrafting blog post on why I’ve opted for “national transportation company,” …

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Drudgery and the Corporatisation of Law

In this post at Adam Smith, Esq., Bruce MacEwen—I assume it’s Bruce—riffs on a couple of articles in the U.K. periodical Law Week, this one asking …

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2011 Dates for U.S. “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars

West and I have set the 2011 dates for my “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars: March 10: Philadephia, PA April 6: Tampa, FL (new location) May …

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New 2011 Canada Dates for “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars

I’ll be doing my “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar for Osgoode Professional Development in Ottawa on Monday, March 7, 2011 and in Toronto on Wednesday, May …

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When Does Information Become Public?

A standard element of confidentiality agreements is exclusions from the definition of “Confidential Information.” They’re sufficiently inevitable that longtime reader Michael Fleming refers to them …

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Shameless Self-Promotion? Moi?

In an evaluation submitted after one of my recent speaking engagements, someone complained about how I “shamelessly” plugged my book. And in an evaluation submitted …

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Revisiting RPost

This April 2009 AdamsDrafting blog post is about giving notice by email. From comments to that post I learned about RPost’s Registered Email service, and …

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Switching from the AdamsDrafting RSS Feed to The Koncise Drafter RSS Feed

I’ve switched my blogging home from this blog to The Koncise Drafter. So if you subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog, you might …

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Conventions Regarding the Order of Parties in the Introductory Clause

I’ve noticed that in most one-way confidentiality agreements, the disclosing party is listed first in the introductory clause. That prompted me to speculate whether in …

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What to Call the Two Kinds of Confidentiality Agreement

I addressed in this September 2009 AdamsDrafting blog post the thrilling issue of which term is preferable, confidentiality agreement or nondisclosure agreement. (I explained that …

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Delaware Chancery Court Addresses Confusion Caused by Indefinite Article

Via this post on the Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog I learned of an opinion that the Delaware Court of Chancery issued last month. …

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Disclosing Someone Else's Confidential Information

Here’s another confidentiality-agreement issue that I’ve been mulling over. I don’t recall having seen it discussed in the literature. As I understand it, in a …

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More Lexical Ambiguity: Is a Motorized Wheelchair a Vehicle?

The ABA Journal contains this item about how Florida police are weighing possible charges against a St. Petersburg man whose motorized wheelchair collided with a scooter, …

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Exploring “Shall Cause”

I’m currently working on Koncision’s first product, a line of confidentiality agreements. I’m being assisted by Koncision’s confidentiality agreement editorial board (go here for their …

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Website-Design and Graphics Thank-Yous

I’d like to thank two people for their help with the new site: Selene Bowlby of iDesign Studios did the web design. She was imaginative, …

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“Airgas” and Contract Interpretation

Just before Thanksgiving, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its opinion in Airgas, Inc. v. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. At issue was whether a bylaw …

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The AdamsDrafting Blog Is Dead, Long Live "The Koncise Drafter"!

Welcome to the website for Koncision Contract Automation. And in particular, welcome to my new blog, The Koncise Drafter. This blog replaces my blog on …

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Ken Adams’s Previous Blog Named to the ABA Journal’s 2010 “Blawg 100″

This week the ABA Journal—the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association—announced that it has selected the AdamsDrafting blog as one of the 100 best …

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Koncision Contract Automation Launches New Website

In August we announced, in this press release, development of Koncision Contract Automation. As a first step our development, we’ve launched this website. It’s a …

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The AdamsDrafting Blog is Dead, Long Live “The Koncise Drafter”!

Dear readers, this is the last post on the AdamsDrafting blog. Although this site, and this blog, will remain up, I won’t be updating them. …

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