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Department
Commerce
Course
COMM 393
Professor
A L L
Semester
Spring

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OUTSIDETHECONTRACTParolEvidenceRuleParolEvidenceRuleArulepreventingapartytoawrittencontractfromlaterusingparolevidencetoaddtosubtractfromormodifythefinalwrittencontractIfomissionofatermwasamistakeieatypotheequitableremedyofrectificationcourtordersachangeinthewrittencontractmaybeavailableTheruleappliesbothtoanoralagreementthathasbeenreducedtowritingandtoawrittenagreementthathasbeensetoutinamoreformaldocumentThisruledoesnotpreventapartyfromusingparolevidencetoaddresstheformationofacontractielegalitythecapacityofthepartiesmistakesduressundueinfluenceorfraudInotherwordsitdoesnotaffectevidenceofanyofthecircumstancessurroundingthecontractitoperatesonlytoexcludetheadditionoftermsnotfoundinthewrittendocumentThecourtsmayfindthatthewrittendocumentwasnotintendedtoembodythewholecontractiepartoralpartwrittenifapartycanshowthatthewritingwasnotintendedtocontainthewholecontractbutwasmerelyapartofitthenapersonmayintroduceevidenceofadditionaloraltermsTheparolevidenceruledoesnotaffecttheinterpretationofexpresstermsalreadyinacontractthecourtdoesacceptparolevidencetoexplainthemeaningsofthewordsusedinawrittencontractTheparolevidenceruledoesnotexcludeevidenceofanoralagreementthatthepartiesmayreachaftertheyhaveenteredintowrittenagreementthesubsequentoralagreementmaychangetotermsofthewrittenagreementoritmayevendischargeorrescindthepriorcontractalltogethermuststillsatisfyofferacceptanceconsiderationandintentCollateralagreementAseparateagreementbetweenthepartiesmadeatthesametimeasbutnotincludedinthewrittendocumentIfgivenmuchweightthiscanbeusedtoavoidtheparolevidenceruleThecourtsseemwillingtoacceptsuchclaimonlywhenaseparateconsiderationcanbefoundforthecollateralpromiseandwhenitdoesnotcontradictthetermsofthewrittenagreementConditionprecedentAnysetofcircumstancesoreventsthatthepartiesstipulatemustbesatisfiedormusthappenbeforetheircontracttakeseffectThisisanexceptiontotheparolevidenceruleIfthepartyclaimingthataconditionprecedentwasagreedonandnotmetanproduceevidencetosupporttheclaimacourtwillrecognizeitdespitetheexistenceofacompleteandunconditionalwrittenfromofthecontractandwilldeclarethecontractvoidThecourtsarepreparedtorecognizeandenforceanyconditionprecedentagreedtoorallyevenwhenthesubjectmatterofthecontractfallswithinthescopeoftheStatuteofFraudsortheSaleofGoodsActThecourtswilladmitevidenceofanoralunderstandingaboutaconditionprecedentevenwhenthewrittencontractexpresslystatesthatthepartiesrightsanddutiesaregovernedexclusivelybythewrittenterms
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