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Overlapping Time Periods in Contracts

Clients typically have a general understanding of what steps have to happen in what order in a deal. Sometimes, though, when that general understanding gets translated into specific words, things don’t always match up. Recently, the folks handling a $1.3 billion loan transaction for Chesapeake Energy ended up with words that didn’t match their expectations.…
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Time to Give Those Arbitration Clauses A Major Tune Up!

On September 23, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group that an arbitration clause in a consumer contract is not enforceable unless it clearly indicates that the plaintiff is giving up the right to go to court. Accordingly, any company doing business in New Jersey that uses an…
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