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Beware of Losing Benefits of an Indemnity Provision Elsewhere in the Contract

Timothy Murray, partner, Murray, Hogue & Lannis, discusses possible drafting pitfalls in creating complex indemnity provisions in contracts designed to manage costs and risks of loss. The author writes: This is a cautionary tale for attorneys who draft contracts -- a warning to avoid a common...

Note to Self

Note to Self: Remember not to unilaterally change the text of contracts that have been signed ( via Adams Drafting ), even if it's only to "fix" them: The dispute over who owns the Dodgers may turn on one word. It is the 12th word of the second paragraph of the first exhibit of an agreement...

How to Simplify and Improve Any Contract

by Thomas L. Bowden, Sr. You get an agreement from a new vendor. You start to read it and your eyes glaze over. "In the event that....provided, however,.....including but not limited to...... For the avoidance of doubt.........." And on and on it goes. What gobbledygook. Of course...