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CONTRACTS cont’d Plain Meaning Rule –  if the words are clear and unambiguous, the court decides what the  agreement was from the document only if the words are not clear and unambiguous, the court can look at  other information to figure out what the agreement was Rules of Interpretation 1. Interpret using reasonable person standard. 2. Look at the whole K. 3. Terms specially negotiated beat standard terms.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Use whichever meaning of the word the parties intended – plain meaning or technical. 5. Specific wording beats general wording. 6. Written-in terms beat typewritten ones. 7. The K is construed against the drafter. 8. If a word is ambiguous, can use trade usage, prior dealing, or course of performance to decide what the parties meant....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course BLAW 3311 taught by Professor Boykin during the Fall '07 term at UT Arlington.

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