4.2-12 Parol Evidence Rule
Revised to January 1, 2008
instruction may be used at the time the parol evidence is introduced
during the trial, as well as at the conclusion of the trial. Use if
there is a fully integrated contract, but terms are ambiguous and
parol evidence can assist in interpreting those terms without
varying or contradicting those terms.
The parties intended that
<describe contract> be the complete contract. Therefore, you
may consider the following evidence <insert evidence of earlier
understandings> only for the purpose of determining the intent
of the parties as to the meaning of <insert ambiguous terms>.
I have found that the meaning of <insert ambiguous terms> is
not clear. You may not consider that evidence of earlier oral or
written understandings for the purpose of varying or contradicting
the terms of that contract.