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    Default Therein

    "The confidentiality obligation will remain in force as long as X has a justified interest therein."

    Is "therein" used correctly above? I don't think the sentence expresses what it should. To me, it means that the obligation will remain in force as long as X has a justified interest in the obligation, not in its remaining in force. Replacing "therein" with "in this being so" would fix the problem, I think.

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    Default Re: Therein

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    "The confidentiality obligation will remain in force as long as X has a justified interest therein."

    Is "therein" used correctly above? I don't think the sentence expresses what it should. To me, it means that the obligation will remain in force as long as X has a justified interest in the obligation, not in its remaining in force. Replacing "therein" with "in this being so" would fix the problem, I think.

    Thanks!
    I also understand the sentence the way you do.

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