Contracts and Data Quality

The recent settlement in the RCM Technologies contract-error malpractice case leads one to wonder: can’t contracts be viewed as outputs of an information system, viz., the parties’ bargaining process coupled with the lawyers’ drafting process? If so, can’t quality control/data quality measures developed in the publishing industry and in computer science and information science be applied in legal practice to reduce contract drafting errors? More on this later.

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