This excerpt taken from the SXE 8-K filed Jun 10, 2008.
10.9 Rules of Construction.
(a) The parties hereto agree that they have been represented by counsel during the negotiation, preparation and execution of this Agreement and, therefore, waive the application of any law, regulation, holding or rule of construction providing that ambiguities in an agreement or other document will be construed against the party drafting such agreement or document.
(b) For purposes of this Agreement, whenever the context requires: the singular number shall include the plural, and vice versa; the masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter genders; the feminine gender shall include the masculine and neuter genders; and the neuter gender shall include the masculine and feminine genders.
(c) As used in this Agreement, (i) the words include and including, and variations thereof, shall not be deemed to be terms of limitation, but rather shall be deemed to be followed by the words without limitation and (ii) the words hereby, herein, hereunder and hereto shall be deemed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any specific section of this Agreement.
(d) Except as otherwise indicated, all references in this Agreement to Sections, Schedules and Exhibits are intended to refer to Sections of this Agreement or of the Company Disclosure Schedule and to the Schedules and Exhibits to this Agreement.
10.10 Time is of the Essence; Enforcement. Time is of the essence of this Agreement. Each of the parties hereto agrees that irreparable damage would occur and that the parties would not have any adequate remedy at law in the event that any of the covenants of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of the covenants of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions of the covenants of this Agreement, this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity.
10.11 Amendment; Waiver. This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing signed on behalf of each of the parties hereto. Any waiver of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement must be in writing and must be duly executed by or on behalf of the party to be charged with such waiver. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the failure of a party to exercise any of its rights hereunder or to insist upon strict adherence to any term or condition hereof on any one occasion shall not be construed as a waiver or deprive that party of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to the terms and conditions of this Agreement at a later date. Further, no waiver of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be deemed to or shall constitute a waiver of any other term of condition hereof (whether or not similar).