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 AmericanLawyer.com, 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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