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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Giving Voice To Statutes – If You Don’t Understand Diathesis, You May Not Understand The Statute

Although rules of grammar may be a distant memory for many lawyers, the rules of grammar can be important to statutory construction. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 0.025(1) establishes specific rules for the interpretation of statutes using “may”, “must”, “shall” and “is entitled”.  Thus, “‘must’ expresses a requirement when: (1) the subject is a thing, whether…

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