Tag archives: Plain language

‘Fraudulent devices’

The English Supreme Court had the following to say regarding the standard insurance policy fraud clause which excludes liability if the insured makes a claim ‘by fraudulent devices’. The court said: ‘The expression is borrowed from a standard clause avoiding contracts of fire insurance which was widely used in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. … Continue reading

Judge unleashes tirade against prolix documents

A New York federal judge unleashed a tirade against three law firms, threatening sanctions, because of oversized filings at court “brimming with irrelevant and redundant allegations” in a trademark suit. He ordered them to trim down their pleadings to be short and plain. The court said the voluminous pleading is self-defeating because it chokes the … Continue reading