Definitions for "PAROL EVIDENCE RULE"
Specifies that parties to a written contract who intend the written contract to be the final statement of their agreement cannot introduce evidence of earlier agreements or others entered into at the same time to change the terms of the final contract.
Permits oral evidence to augment a written contract in certain cases.
The principle that the meaning of a written agreement, in which the parties have expressly stated that it is their complete and final understanding, cannot be contradicted or changed by using prior oral or written statements or agreements as evidence. Exceptions to the rule include situations involving duress, fraud, or mistake. See Berg v. Hudesman. Class