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Superior Court Explains Mutual Mistake Law

Newport Disc Inc. v. Newport Electronics Inc.,  C.A. N12C-10-228 MMJ CCLD (October 7, 2013)

This is an action where the defendant tried to avoid its contractual obligations by asserting a mutual mistake led to the wrong language in the contract. The Court rejected that argument for want of clear proof of a mutual mistake.  This illustrates the all-too-human tendency to feel that the wrong result must be a "mistake."  The Court just is not going to buy that cop out.

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