Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Garbling Contractual Language & the Dodgers

The ownership of the Dodgers might hinge on a lawyer’s mistake in drafting a marital property agreement.  According to, the lawyer drafting the agreement recently “took the stand and admitted he changed the document after it was signed--without consulting the McCourts--to list Frank McCourt's sole property as ‘inclusive’ rather than ‘exclusive’ of the Dodgers.”  This was to correct an initial mistake in the agreement.  On the stand, the lawyer said, “Sometimes I garble the language.”  Read more here.


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