By D. Jeffrey Craven This is part 2 of a two part article originally published in the October/November 2013 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. In the last issue we started defining some of the common “legalese” terms that show up in contracts despite the growing “plain English” movement in the legal profession. Legalese is the use…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven This is part 1 of a two part article originally published in the August/September 2013 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. Since the Nixon era, the plain-language movement has gained momentum, attempting to remove legalese from the law and from “legal” writing. “Legalese” is both the use of old (archaic) terminology or…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally Published in the April/May 2012 Edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. Many wood flooring contractors work out of their house. There is nothing wrong with this—when most of your time is spent out in the field, there is no sense in paying overhead for an office seldom used. Just because your…Read More
By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the December 2011/January 2012 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. Warranties can be a tricky thing for contractors. If you are installing a product, ordinarily the product manufacturer warrants the product as being free from defects. As the installer of that product, you are typically only responsible for your…Read More
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