“alter, contravene, or vitiate manifest intention”

November 21, 2012

  • 95II Construction and Operation
  • 95II(A) General Rules of Construction
  • 95k151 Language of Instrument
  • 95k157 k. Mistakes in writing, grammar, or spelling.

95 CONTRACTSMistakes in grammar, spelling, or punctuation in a contract should not be permitted to alter, contravene, or vitiate manifest intention of the parties as gathered from the language employed.
Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. v. Concessionaria Do Rodoanel Oeste S.A., 951 N.Y.S.2d 19 (App. Div. 2012)
Suggested by Harry Steinberg, Partner; Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP, New York, NY