Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

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lawschoolproblems86
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Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby lawschoolproblems86 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:04 am

Does anybody know a good source that can explain the frickin' Parol Evidence Rule and the whole Interpretation thing. I've literally wasted the 6 hours trying to make sense of this shit and now I'm just pissed off because I still don't understand it, and I wasted my entire evening. It sucks that I had the shittiest Contracts teacher, and had to teach myself the rest of the class, but this chapter is just not clicking for me. I think because it's so step-by-step oriented, and ugh, I can't do this. I tried to CALI lessons, and re-reading the chapter, and all the case explanations, AND the 2L outline I used to build my outline (skipped the Interpretation chapter until I can actually understand it). I'm pretty much having a meltdown right now. If anybody can steer me in the right direction, I promise you my firstborn child.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:07 am

Cali lesson sucked, check the E&E + contracts flowchart if you can find it. Found both of them useful.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:13 am

what do you mean by the interpretation thing? the plain meaning rule?

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby lawschoolproblems86 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:17 am

bartleby wrote:what do you mean by the interpretation thing? the plain meaning rule?


Yes, in regard to ambiguous meaning. There's the plain meaning approach. But then I also keep running into Objective Theory approach, the Restatement approach and the Reasonable Expectations approach. I'm just not sure how this all connects, or when/if the Parol Evidence rule comes into play.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby jessuf » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:18 am

i have a flowchart if you would like.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby bartleby » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:30 am

i made a thing about that, i guess i can send it to you if you want but i might be wrong in certain areas.

it talks about PER, plain meaning rule, cali/ny, then the big cases - gianni, masterson, the r2k on it, and the ucc on it.

i guess message me if you want to see it

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby AVBucks4239 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:38 am

The E&E is a little too in depth but it has some awesome diagrams that make you think, "Oh, that's easy." Specifically, look at section 12.6 and diagram 12B. Just reading that should make sense of everything.

I missed the first lecture for parol evidence and was pretty clueless and now I have a pretty good grasp of it. Hope this helps.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby zomginternets » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:49 am

I spent a long time trying to figure it out, and put together a step-by-step analysis. PM me if you'd like to see it.

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Re: Parol Evidence Rule and Interpretation- DIES

Postby kublaikahn » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:11 am

Go see your shitty professor and make him explain it.




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