Monday, November 15, 2010
The Written Contract Controls - No Matter What the Salesperson Promises
Warning: the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals just held that the "Parol Evidence" rule bars introduction at trial of negotiation or salesperson statements or promises which are contradicted by written express terms of the final contact. Car dealer Tom Ganely wins one in Olah v. Ganley Chevrolet - where the Court essentially held that it did not really matter what the salesperson may have said - the written contact actually signed by the customer controls. You know the advice here: READ THE CONTACT BEFORE YOU SIGN - even when dealing with used car salesmen.