GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT/ INTERPRETATION – General Principles of Contract Interpretation
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1404.03000 – General Principles of Contract Interpretation
Unless parties intended a strict legal meaning or special meaning to be applied, the words of a contract will be understood in their ordinary or popular sense, see Civil Code sec. 1644; rule of Civil Code sec. 1654, that uncertain language to be construed most strongly against party who caused uncertainly, does not apply where lanuage arrived at through process of negotiations.