Lack of Oxford comma costs Maine company millions in overtime dispute

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Below is the wording of the specific state law.

It’s the lack of a comma after shipment that sunk the company The appeals court decided that there was enough uncertainty in the text, absent the comma, to support a ruling in the drivers’ favor (the drivers distributed the food but did not pack the boxes for shipment.)

I always thought that the reverse was the practice in the US and that the Oxford comma was generally used. In the UK where I live it’s normal to omit it.

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