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What 56 Years Looks Like

 

Below you can see the difference between winning Olympic vaults, 56 years apart:

Here are two contract clauses, 56 years apart.

The old one:

The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and performance hereunder and all suits and special proceedings hereunder be construed in accordance with and under and pursuant to the laws of the State of New York and that in any action special proceeding or other proceeding that may be brought arising out of, in connection with or by reason of this agreement, the laws of the State of New York shall be applicable and shall govern to the exclusion of the law of any other forum, without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.

And the new one:

The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and performance hereunder and all suits and special proceedings hereunder be construed in accordance with and under and pursuant to the laws of the State of New York and that in any action special proceeding or other proceeding that may be brought arising out of, in connection with or by reason of this agreement, the laws of the State of New York shall be applicable and shall govern to the exclusion of the law of any other forum, without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.

Just food for thought.

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4 comments

  1. Of course, if you use images of cars, 56 years ago would look pretty darn good compared to what we have today.

  2. To be fair, it’s not exactly like New York had much competition in the last 56 years as a contract litigation venue versus, say, North Korea, China, and the members of the Warsaw Pact.

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