West Headnote of the Day – April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010

West's Key 361 Statutes
West's Key 361VI Construction and Operation
West's Key 361VI(A) General Rules of Construction
West's Key 361k227 k. Construction as Mandatory or Directory.

361 StatutesAccording to context and surrounding circumstances, a statutory “shall” is to be read as “may” and vice versa.

Comcoa, Inc. v. Coe, 587 So. 2d 474 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1991)

Suggested by John Carter; Court Administration; Naples, FL