Tag Archives: Plain

Ask the authors: “Plain words, easily understood”

The following is a series of questions prompted by the publication of Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone’s “The Free Speech Century” (Oxford University Press, 2019). As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously suggested in 1919 in Schenck v. United … Continue reading

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Merger Agreement Termination based on Plain Contract Language

Posted by Paul J. Shim, David I. Gelfand & Mark E. McDonald, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 Editor's Note: Paul J. Shim, David I. Gelfand, and Mark E. McDonald are partners at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Order Vacating Arbitration Award, Faults Arbitrator’s Disregard of Contract’s Plain Language

The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a district court order vacating an arbitration award arising from the termination of subcontracts for the construction of army buildings and facilities in Afghanistan. Defendants ECC Centcom Constructors, LLC and ECC International, LLC (together, “ECC”) … Continue reading

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Plain Talk for Seniors: Supplements can’t ‘cure’ Alzheimer’s or cancer, or anything else

Seniors and their friends and companions should consider reality versus magical thinking about the power of pills. The blunt truth: Over-the-counter dietary supplements can’t cure diseases. Not  Alzheimer’s, not cancer, not diabetes, not any known disease. They don’t extend your lifespan either. … Continue reading

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Justices to tackle partisan gerrymandering … again: In Plain English

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a census. The states then use the data from the census to draw new maps for their state legislatures and federal congressional districts. The maps often take politics into account – for example, … Continue reading

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