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It is true that the New York Court of Appeals blue-penciled the protective covenant in BDO Seidman and that, more recently, another appellate court blue-penciled an overly broad covenant entered into between accounting firm Weiser LLP and its partners (Weiser LLP, p.
We also memorized the paper's stylebook and always had The Book of Associations and Webster's Unabridged Dictionary close at hand as we boldly blue-penciled paper copy.
To make up for the money that he had hoped new off-shore oil drilling would generate, he blue-penciled cuts to social services, including a massive blow to the Healthy Families program that provides low-cost health coverage to children and teens whose families don't qualify for Medi-Cal.
"[Light] spotlights many instances in which Woolf drafted portraits of working women as part of her overall attempt to depict life more comprehensively than her literary forebears, but blue-penciled them out of the final versions because (Light persuasively speculates) she knew she could not truthfully enter the lives of people whose experiences were so different from hers.
Breen and his staff "vetted storylines, blue-penciled dialogue, and exercised final cut over hundreds of motion pictures a year." The PCA had government backing, and those who did not comply with the agency's "suggestions" were fined $25,000, the equivalent of approximately $300,00 in today's money.