GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT/ INTERPRETATION – General Principles of Contract Interpretation
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1404.03000 – General Principles of Contract Interpretation
The language of a written agreement controls its interpretation; if language is clear and unambiguous, testimony regarding parties' intent is unnecessary; p. 6. A written contract must be construed to give effect to every part thereof; p. 7. Where contract language clearly and unambiguously provided that parties could not delete any term of contract without written amendment, Board refused to find that contract terms expired when reopened; pp. 6-7.