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Court Of Chancery Claim Of Oral Agreement

Black Horse Capital LP v. Xstelos Holdings, Inc., C.A. 8642-VCP (September 30, 2014) This decision is yet another example of the difficulty in recovering under almost any legal theory, except breach of contract, when there is a detailed contract that was designed to exclude other oral agreements. Not only will claims of a side oral agreement be rejected, but so too will theories like unjust enrichment that are pled to get around the problem that the plaintiff is not satisfied with the deal made in the writing that the parties signed.