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Court Of Chancery Upholds Contract As Bar To Estoppel Claim

Blaustein v. Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation,  C.A. 6685-VCN (May 31, 2012)

This decision reiterates the settled Delaware law that when a contract deals with the parties' rights on a particular subject, one of the parties can not claim that it entered into the contract based on an oral promise that differs from what the contract provides.  After all, if you could do that, then why have the contract in the first place?

Affirmed, 1/21/14, Del Sup. C.A. 272, 2013