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Old 08-25-2010, 11:26 AM
mazinger_z mazinger_z is offline
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"Should" should not be anywhere in any type of legal writing -- well, perhaps in a memo, sadly it's probably seen a lot in actual legislation. It should not be in any legal agreement or contract. Should is a conditional phrase (I forgot the technical term for it), which, in of itself, is not necessarily bad drafting. However, it is often used to describe a condition with many other possible outcomes which the document often fails to capture or account for.

I also feel strongly about the unfortunate use of "may" and "will" (more so for the incorrect usage).