read down or severed in that jurisdiction only

21:42 Sep 20, 2018
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
English term or phrase: read down or severed in that jurisdiction only
If a provision of this Agreement or a right or remedy of a party under this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable in a particular jurisdiction:
***it is read down or severed in that jurisdiction only*** to the extent of the invalidity or unenforceability; and
it does not affect the validity or enforceability of that provision in another jurisdiction or the remaining provisions in any jurisdiction.
Virginia Koolhaas
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Reading down


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Not 100% sure, but I believe this is known as Interpretación Restrictiva in Spanish

reading down: A doctrine which requires that, as much as possible, a statute be interpreted as within power. When the language of a statute will bear both a valid, limited meaning and an invalid, extended meaning, the limited meaning should be selected.

Reading Down. If a provision of this Agreement is reasonably capable of an interpretation which would make that provision valid, lawful and enforceable and an alternative interpretation that would make it unenforceable, illegal, invalid or void then, so far as is possible, that provision will be interpreted or construed to be limited and read down to the extent necessary to make it valid and enforceable.

Reading down
Where a court gives an over-inclusive statute a sufficiently narrow interpretation to bring it into line with the demands of the constitution.

"reading in" – inserting words where there are none in a statute; "reading out" where words are omitted from a statute; and "reading down" where a particular meaning is chosen to be in compliance.

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