This post on the use of the term immediately, one of many similar explorations by Ken Adams, is the sort of thing that attracts me to contract drafting. There is a lot to be said for using the right language to convey an idea: language that is clear, concise, hard to misconstrue, and simple without being simplistic.
In reference to a post on the use of the term aggressively, I wrote:
These comments seem like nitpicking and pedantry until you start to listen carefully and accept the empirical, outcome-based approach that Ken Adams has followed. What do courts do with our contract language? Isn’t that a significant goal of drafting? To tell parties to what standards they can expect to be held?
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