Legal Word of the Day: “Parol Evidence”

Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication

“Parol Evidence” — Verbal evidence that is inadmissible to vary or contradict the terms of a complete written contract.

Relevant case:

Corey Developments Inc. v. Eastbridge Developments (Waterloo) Ltd., 1997 CanLII 12254 (ON SC), Corey Developments Inc. v. Eastbridge Developments (Waterloo) Ltd., 1997 CanLII 12254 (ON SC)
This case iterates exceptions to the parol evidence rule. Justice Macdonald found: “I do not consider it correct to suggest that the existence of the parol evidence rule prevents me, in the circumstances of this case, from hearing evidence which is very germane to the very question before me.”

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