If two courts come to different conclusions as to meaning, except as indicated in this agreement, it is a sign that you may want to find another way to articulate the interaction of two provisions. As reported on ContractsProf Blog, the phrase except otherwise stated in this agreement in the Dan Rather Newscaster contract with CBS. It was also included in the opinion of a New York appeals court in CBS` appeal over the court`s refusal to dismiss Rather`s default action against CBS. Other qualifiers or subordinations. The equivalent of, unless otherwise agreed, would be, whatever is contrary [in this agreement]. Clearly, this counter-clause means that the above provision may limit or qualify another provision (of the treaty or elsewhere). While these clauses imply a rule with certain exceptions, the expression that is the subject of a hierarchical priority of clauses introduced. Indeed, unless otherwise stated in this agreement, it says: “This provision may well be exceeded by another provision of this treaty.” (This is the equivalent of anything in this agreement against the contrary, which means that this provision may well exceed some other provisions of this treaty.) You will make things clearer for the reader if you refer the reader to another provision that would nullify the provision in question. Specify words except as or with which an exception to the rule for which it is indicated. If an exception is specific, the agreement should probably look at what is happening in the context of any such exception (or who should do what). Good practice – be specific.

Instead of using the abstract sentence, unless otherwise agreed, it is recommended to be specific and determine which clause of this provision is actually limited or qualified. Note the subtle difference between the two examples above, which is the restriction where such a derogatory agreement can be concluded. It may matter little, but it is sometimes useful. If, for example.B. in a framework agreement, another provision requires that all derogations from this framework agreement not be valid, unless a different provision explicitly states that it is designed as a derogation and from which provision it departs. The Supreme Court erred in finding that the first paragraph, point g), amended the “pay or play” provision by ignoring the original pre-term clause in that paragraph, which states that “[e] xcept, as stated in this agreement otherwise, “[e]xcept”. As the defendants argue, the seven words are essential because they require that paragraph 1, point g), be read at the same time as the pay or play provision and, therefore, paragraph 1, point g), cannot amend the pay-or-play provision so that Rather CBS is used in accordance with a given standard by making it in number or type of mailings.


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