Tag archives: Ambiguity

Ambiguity and bad grammar

Bad grammar does not necessarily render a contract ambiguous. That was the sensible conclusion of this United States judgment. Hall sued her former employer, Rag-O-Rama when it fired her less than a year after promoting her to an area-manager position.  A poorly drafted sentence in the employment contract recorded: “Hall is reminded of the non-competition clause … Continue reading

Difficulty in interpreting a policy does not mean it is ambiguous

Policies like any contract are not rendered uncertain because the parties disagree on their meaning. The court in Expectio Properties (Pty) Ltd v Mutual & Federal Insurance Company Limited was called upon to decide whether a dispute relating to the interpretation of an insurance contract between Mutual & Federal and the liquidators of Expectio Properties indicated … Continue reading