Messier battling Canucks for $ UPD: Awarded $6m by Arbitrator
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12-15-2011, 10:10 PM
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It is not "legalese".
Contracts are not based on fairness, equity, etc. but on their terms assuming that the contract was validly entered into in the first place.
If one of the terms of the contract called for Messier to be paid a percentage based upon an increase in franchise value during a specified period and that amount is provable then he is owed the money.
Seems pretty simple.
I think that when the literal legal reality of a contract is completely at odds with the spirit of the agreement calling it "legalese" in a derogatory sense is fair.
This would definitely be one of those times, the value of the team might have gone up while he was here but it sure as **** didn't have anything to do with that *******.
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