It didn’t take long for my “Bamboozled by a Comma” article (see this post) to attract some attention. Go here to see what the WSJ Law Blog had to say about it. (And the ABA Journal joined in with this item.)
While I’m at it, I’ll make a point that I intentionally didn’t make in the article or the related blog post, as noted by A. Wright Burke at the bottom of this comment. Yes, from the perspective of the contract drafter, the question of how a court construes confusing language is far less relevant than avoiding confusion in the first place. The confusing statute language discussed in my article resembles the mess that happens in contracts when drafters aren’t paying attention.
So be careful out there.