I'm opening my mail the other day, hoping for word that, you know, maybe I did win that million dollar sweepstakes I never entered.
And I get an important looking envelope and paper with a lot of words on them.
It says something about bankruptcy, and a business I've never heard of.
I try to read on, but the words are confusing. One paragraph says "as containing adequate information, and directed the plan proponents to solicit votes with regard to the approval or rejection.."
Later it says "the exculpated parties shall neither have, nor incur, any liability to any entity."
Then it supposedly gets to the point: "all votes to accept or reject the plan must be actually received by the debtor's voting agent."
What plan? Am I the only one confused?
I guess these notices are meant to let you know of a lawsuit settlement or bankruptcy involving a business you dealt with in the past.
And that you may have a claim for money.
But why aren't they written in a way we can understand? Why isn't it language we use, not a lot legal talk that makes no sense.
I had to spend my time, online, and on the phone, finding out that it involves the parent company of an old mortgage company I used in the past.
And more importantly, I'M NOT MAKING ANY MONEY OFF OF THIS!
I hope the people who write these things are reading this.
I'd like to make a suggestion.
Don't use words like "exculpated," which I found means "clearing from blame or fault."
Just say, "This is a total waste of natural resources, and a bigger waste of your time, since you won't get a penny. Please recycle."
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