Contract Drafting Class 9 Tues. Feb 14. University of Houston Law Center D. C. Toedt III. Common contract screw-ups. Common contract screw-ups. “8. The contract that is signed by both parties but with manuscript revisions initialled [sic] only by one party or by neither party .”
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Contract DraftingClass 9Tues. Feb 14
University of Houston Law Center
D. C. Toedt III
Common contract screw-ups
“8. The contract that is signed by both parties but with manuscript revisions initialled[sic] only by one party or by neither party.”
[From “Top 10 howlers when preparing contracts for signature,” by the IP Draughts blog at http://goo.gl/Km6Dw.]
Valentine’s Day syntactic sins
Hat tip: ProfessorBainbridge.com
Man has big trust fund for his kids
Sued for killing another in car accident
Adopts girlfriend so she’ll share ($70MM) in trust fund
BUT: Is their relationship now incestuous – and thus illegal?
Quaere:1. What did the drafters (presumably) intend for “however slight” to modify? 2. Could this have been better phrased?
826.04 Incest. …. "Sexual intercourse" is the penetra-tionof the female sex organ by the male sex organ, however slight ….
How could these be improved?
Attains the age of
Does not operate to do X
DSO – what is it?
Drafting exercise: Stark 6-1(read Stark ch. 6)
This License Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of February 9, 2012, by RALPH PRODUCTS, LP, a Virginia limited partnership (“Ralph LP” or “Licensor”); and MERCHANDISERS EXTRAORDINAIRE, INC., an Oregon corporation (“Merchan-disers” or “Licensee”).
Dell Master Purcha-sing Agrmt (Z&B pp. 236 et seq.)
End of class