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Missouri State Contract Cases 2012 (Part 11): Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims and Insurance Policy Ambiguity

Reversing the trial court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District held that a real estate broker's commission was earned when the landlord and tenant entered a binding agreement setting out a resolution process for determining price, although the process wasn't completed until after expiration of the broker agreement. The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern […] Read More

From the Interwebs: ALL CAPS, Law Firm Names, and Big Bang Ambiguity

Here are a few pieces from the Internet I’ve enjoyed recently. You might want to take a peek. What’s in a Name? A lot of people were surprised to learn from a Reuters story this week that there’s neither King nor Wood at the Chinese mega-firm King & Wood &mdash nor has there ever been. […] Read More

Eighth Circuit Contracts Cases 2011 (Part 7)

The word “or” can cause confusion in a contract that can be expensive to resolve when the assistance of lawyers and federal judges is required. Diligent drafters should be on the lookout for potential ambiguity in order to avoid unnecessary expense and litigation. Anderson v. Hess Corp. is a case in point. The Andersons, along […] Read More