• How Courts Interpret Ambiguous Contracts
  • February 4, 2005 | Authors: Neal H. Klausner; Marc J. Rachman; Jennifer L. Schatzman
  • Law Firm: Davis & Gilbert LLP - New York Office
  • A court's objective in a case involving the interpretation of a contract is to ascertain what the parties intended. When a contract's provisions are clear, a court will enforce the contract as written, without any reference to evidence outside the contract, such as testimony about what the parties negotiated or intended the provisions to mean.