Re: The legalese pages

Subject: Re: The legalese pages
From: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:54:06 -0400

Further to Steve's observation about all caps in legal material, this
link offers a promising line of inquiry for anyone wanting to research
further:
http://www.mslater.com/post/104847-why-are-warranty-disclaimers-in-all

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On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Steve Schwarzman
<steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com> wrote:
> Another reason for ALL CAPS in these kinds of things, it seems to me, is so
> that the lawyers could then point out to the judge or the jury, "Look,
> there's no way this claimant could possibly have missed article 17, section
> 5, paragraph B. Not only did he actively mark the three checkboxes
> indicating that he had read the entire terms and conditions, and then enter
> his full name and email address twice, as required, to show his acceptance
> of the terms, we *even* took the extra precaution of helpfully making the
> entire text bold and in all caps that blinked."
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References:
The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The legalese pages: From: Milan Davidović
RE: The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The legalese pages: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: The legalese pages: From: Mark Baker
RE: The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The legalese pages: From: Steve Schwarzman

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