On Being Cited

Last week readers told me I was cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery in MALT Family Trust v. 777 Partners LLC. The topic wasn’t anything too exciting—the meaning of notwithstanding.

A little more notable was the U.S. Solicitor General citing me a couple of months ago in their brief in Pulsifer v. U.S. (here). I was aware of the case; it involved a fight over and. Generally, courts aren’t adept at making sense of that sort of ambiguity, so I permitted myself to idly wonder whether anyone would get around to referring to MSCD. It turns out they did! (The image above is from the Solicitor General’s brief.)

I’m just glad that courts think my work is worth consulting.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

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