Brown v. Oliver

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Brown v. Oliver
Court Supreme Court of Kansas
Citation 123 Kan. 711, 256 P. 1008 (1927)
Date decided 1927

Relevant Facts: Plaintiff and defendant had a written agreement for the sale of land. The plaintiff claimed that they also had a separate agreement for the sale of furniture, which the defendant refutes.


Issues: Whether when there is a written contract which does not address a certain disjoint issue, whether parole evidence may be admitted in this case.


Holding/Decision: Judgment for the plaintiff.


Rules: Parole evidence may be introduced if there is no mention of the thing in question in the contract.The true purpose of contract law is to discover the intent to the parties upon contract formation.