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Peter Ruby quoted in "Rogers' comma victory found in translation", Globe and Mail

August-21-2007

Lawyer Peter Ruby

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Excerpt from "Rogers' comma victory found in translation", by Catherine McLean:

While one piece of punctuation in the English version led to two very different interpretations about when the deal could be severed, Rogers successfully argued that the French version of the contract was clear and supported its position.

Despite its victory, Rogers still lost. That's because the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled it doesn't have jurisdiction over power poles and can't help Rogers with the extra $700,000 it has to pay for leasing those poles from Bell Aliant.

"Rogers has won the battle of the comma and lost the war," said University of Toronto law professor Peter Ruby.