A court contract interpretation determines the meaning of the terms of a contract interpretation to identify the parties’ intention. Rules and regulations govern contract interpretation. Other evidence may include:
Extrinsic evidence is evidence relating to a contract but not appearing in the agreement because it comes from other sources like emails and correspondence.
Parol evidence, such as a signed contract, is considered the last and most official form of a binding agreement. It prevents extrinsic evidence from being considered unless the contract’s language is ambiguous. The court does not weigh evidence extrinsic if the document is clear and unambiguous.