How much is that comma worth? How about £3.5 million?

Ever get frustrated with attorneys who fuss over precise contract wording?  They do it for good reason:  In negotiating and drafting agreements, millions can be won or lost by the placement of commas or parentheses.   Chartbrook v. Persimmon Homes, decided July 1, 2009 by the British House of Lords,* vividly illustrates the principle that a cup or two of annoying front-end fuss can avert shipping containers full of it down the road. Continue reading