08 août 2006

A costly comma


Just goes to tell you that:

  • The law is something that can be twisted in incredible ways
  • Lawyers will always find a way to make themselves useful. We are talking about an 18-month long dispute here
It could be the most costly piece of punctuation in Canada. A grammatical blunder may force Rogers Communications Inc. to pay an extra $2.13-million to use utility poles in the Maritimes after the placement of a comma in a contract permitted the deal's cancellation.

globeandmail.com : Comma quirk irks Rogers

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