The worth of a single humble comma could mean more than $10 million for a bunch of drivers for a Maine dairy.
“For want of a comma, we have this case,” Circuit Court Judge David Barron wrote about the case.
Read the story here about how drivers say a law exempting overtime doesn’t apply to them because they are solely involved in the distribution not the packing of products.
It looks like legislatures will need to be more attentive to what has become known as the Oxford comma–the final comma in a series. For example: They stirred the milk, berries, and cream. It’s that comma right before the and that we’re talking about here.
Have a great day and watch your commas!