Interpreting Legal Documents – Ambiguity

General Principle It is a fundamental legal concept that a term in an agreement which is ambiguous, that is capable of at least two interpretations, should be read against the interest of the party which drafted the document. The theory which lies behind this principle is that the person who wrote the document has the […]

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Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case

 Interpreting the Contract Often many people believe that the clearly stated words in a contract will govern their legal rights. They may be mistaken in this presumption. Take, for example, the case of a contract which was described as an “Independent Consulting Agreement” which allowed the company the right to terminate the agreement for any […]

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