Friday, July 31, 2009
Here's a list of recent examples of typos in legal documents that not only put the lawyers involved in hot water, but may also cost the client a lot of money.
1. Incorrect date in real estate document could cost developers millions and NYC law firm might be on the hook according to this New York Times article.
2. The case of the misplaced comma that may cost a client $1 million (since it's Canadian dollars, perhaps the offending law firm can convince the client it's not such a big deal after all).
3. "Pubic" rather than "public," may cost county $40k - ouch!
4. Second and Third Circuits make the same doggone mistake!
5. Student newspaper editor screws up to the tune of 20,000 copies.
6. The biggest blunder so far? The $57 million typo.
Thanks to Above the Law and me. I am the scholarship dude. (jbl)