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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

US jury rejects restaurant Covid-19 insurance claim

Readers who have been following the Covid-19 business interruption litigation in the USA will know that the courts have largely, at summary judgment stage, dismissed claims for coverage alleging that the virus caused physical damage to insured premises. That question has been now been pronounced upon by a jury trial. A Missouri Federal jury considered … Continue reading

Misrepresentation inducing a contract is not a breach excluded by the contractual exclusion clause in a policy (US)

A US court found that the exclusion in an insurance policy against losses arising out of or involving a breach of contract or agreement did not exclude a claim resulting from a misrepresentation that induced the contract. The insurer was excused from paying the amount of an arbitration award arising from a business dispute which … Continue reading
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