Current Developments in the Commercial Divisions of the
New York State Courts by Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP
Posted: November 10, 2013
On October 30, 2013, the Second Department issued a decision in Outstanding Transport, Inc. v. Interagency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Inc., 2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 07020, illustrating the broad scope of New York's parol evidence rule.
In Outstanding Transport, the Second Department affirmed the trial court's refusal to consider extrinsic evidence of an oral agreement to clarify the interpretation of a word in a written contract, holding: