Skip to comments.Oakhurst OT case of missing-comma fame settled for $5 million
Posted on 02/10/2018 6:00:43 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
The class-action lawsuit against Oakhurst Dairy that led to a memorable ruling highlighting the virtues of the Oxford comma has been settled for $5 million.
The suit, filed in 2014, alleged that drivers for Oakhurst were eligible for overtime pay that they never received. The dairy, which in early 2014 was sold to a farmers cooperative by the Maine family that had owned it for 93 years, argued that the wording of a state law meant the drivers werent eligible for overtime pay.
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the panda, eats, shoots, and leaves. No one is safe.
So it was a comma chameleon?
“The settlement calls for the five drivers who led the suit, called the named plaintiffs, to receive $50,000 each from the settlement fund.”
In case you were wondering like I was.
Caesar entered on his head, his helmet on his feet, his sandals in his hand, his trusty sword ....
Amazing how a comma here and there completely changes the meaning !! Of course you must be literate...
Was it missing commas?
Wouldn’t that make it comma, comma, comma chameleon?
It takes a lawyer to find a way to alter the plain meaning of a statement to its precise opposite.
I see what you did there.
“Let’s eat grandma!”
“Let’s eat, grandma!”
I usually shoot before I eat. And then, I leave. :-)
“”is not required for employees engaged in the canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of a handful of products,””
I don’t agree - I would never place a common after the word “shipment” and before the “or”......
I will admit it was many moons ago but I believe we were taught in “typing” class that commas were not required after and/but/or....... The words (sentences) are linked together WITHOUT the comma being necessary....
“”It takes a lawyer to find a way to alter the plain meaning of a statement to its precise opposite.””
I certainly agree especially when the lawyer or lawyers have the expectation of raking in some beaucoup bucks! The meaning was clear to me as written!!
If I'm not mistaken, (joke coming) wasn't that the Law Firm Dewey, Screw-them, Cheat-em, Righteously & Howe, that found the comma thing? /s
I would bet on it - LOL
Aren’t they all serving in Congress now?
A comma is required after “Righteously.”