Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dissecting and Revising a Complicated Sentence

In Litigation, the magazine of the ABA Litigation Section, George Gopen offered this incomprehensible sentence: 

Similarly, in Weaver, the D.C. Court of Appeals held that the

qualifying word "estimate" used in conjunction with the

stipulations and conditions that the quantities were "to be used

to canvass bids" and "not to be the basis for any payment by the

ultimate consumer of the products" and that payments would be

made "only for actual quantities of work completed,"

transformed the contract into a requirements contract.

He then carefully analyzed its failings and offered his revised version. You can access his analysis and revision here.


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