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Backdating

Predating a document or instrument prior to the date it was actually drawn. The negotiability of an instrument is not affected by the fact that it is backdated.

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Unfortunately, there is no simple or straight forward answer to this and it comes down to how comfortable the lawyer will be defending his position in agreeing to backdate the document if his judgment was wrong and the authorities challenge the document, possibly in a criminal complaint against the client.
Firms that backdate stock options choose dates having the lowest stock prices as grant dates for their option awards retroactively when the whole distribution of stock price is available.
But water companies are refusing to backdate compensation claims to when they were first privatised 13 years ago.
POLICE officers in Huddersfield feel "undervalued and betrayed" by the Home Secretary's decision not to backdate a 2.
Topping that list, he says, would be orders to backdate or shred a document, though he acknowledges that those may be legitimate requests.
Ng said the decision to backdate the move wasn't a mistake or an oversight, but rather an effort to avoid giving Major League Baseball any reason to think the Dodgers were trying to abuse the system by having Gagne serve his suspensionwhen he wasn't physically capable of pitching.
In addition to backdating documents, the indictment also states that Nuyen told his building managers to have tenants sign and backdate forms, and that Nuyen actually gave HUD forms without admitting that some tenant signatures had been written in by the building managers.