Title

"Business and the Law." Contract ambiguity has been a frequent subject of litig

Authors

Len Gulino

Source

Biz

Date

9-1-1996

Pages

10

Abstract

"Business and the Law." Contract ambiguity has been a frequent subject of litigation before the Maine Law Court. Over fifty such cases have been appealed there in the last two decades. In two recent cases --Town of Lisbon v. Thayer Corporation, and Kandlin v. Huotari -- the Law Court found ambiguity and reversed lower courts' issuance of summary judgement. Both cases are reviewed, and the author recommends that, in drafting contracts, lawyers anticipate responses to all possible contingencies using an "if-then" test.

Subjects

Contracts, Law

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