TITLE

N.Y. businesses learning plain English

PUB. DATE
January 1979
SOURCE
American Bar Association Journal;Jan1979, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the implementation of New York's pioneer Plain Language Law starting November 1, 1978. Provision for use of words that have common everyday meanings in written agreements up to $50,000, covering personal, family or household purposes; Business communities' favorable response to the plain English law; Concerns raised by critics.
ACCESSION #
4797279

 

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