Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million - The New York Times


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Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, grammar goons and comma connoisseurs, Oakhurst Dairy settled an overtime dispute with its drivers that hinged entirely on the lack of an Oxford comma in state law.
The dairy company in Portland, Me., agreed to pay $5 million to the drivers, according to court documents filed on Thursday.
The relatively small-scale dispute gained international notoriety last year when the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the missing comma created enough uncertainty to side with the drivers, granting those who love the Oxford comma a chance to run a victory lap across the internet.
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12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million
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february 2018 by kejadlen
Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, grammar goons and comma connoisseurs, Oakhurst Dairy settled an overtime dispute with its drivers that hinged entirely on the lack of an Oxford comma in state law.
grammar  punctuation 
february 2018 by terry
Moral of the story: use the Oxford comma.
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february 2018 by ewerickson
Oakhurst Dairy trucks at the family-owned, independent dairy in Portland, Me. A settlement put a period on the case. Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press Ending a…
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february 2018 by jamies
Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million | NYT |
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february 2018 by rickc57
Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million.
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february 2018 by tedchoward
Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million - The New York Times
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february 2018 by pwmartin
Oakhurst Dairy trucks at the family-owned, independent dairy in Portland, Me. A settlement put a period on the case. Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press Ending a…
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february 2018 by supinum
If ever you wonder if the Oxford comma really matters, then the answer is yes, sometimes it matters very very much.
grammar  punctuation 
february 2018 by alasdairw
Obacht! Ein falsch gesetztes kann schnell mal 5 Mio $ kosten
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february 2018 by ballaschk
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Let this be a lesson to everyone who omits the serial comma.

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february 2018 by josephschmitt
Let this be a lesson to everyone who omits the serial comma.

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february 2018 by rufous
The punctuation in the law was ambiguous due to the lack of as "Oxford comma". The legislature's fix makes it grammatically worse.
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february 2018 by mcherm
"Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million"
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february 2018 by amy
Oakhurst Dairy trucks at the family-owned, independent dairy in Portland, Me. A settlement put a period on the case. Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press Ending a…
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february 2018 by kohlmannj