Contract favors the non-drafting party

If you get into a contract dispute, and you did not draft the contract agreement, know that the rule of contra proferentem adopts the interpretation that favors the non-drafting party (Administration of Government Contracts written by John Cibinic, Jr. and Ralph C. Nash, Jr.).

This basically states that if something is not clear in the contract, and the contract was written by the other party, you may have a strong defense.

I’m not a lawyer, but we’ve certainly used this approach before. Please consult your attorney before you take any legal action against another party.

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