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Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Roy, Christopher


AC41814 - AC Consulting, LLC v. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("The plaintiff, A.C. Consulting, LLC, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendant, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., following the granting of the defendant's motion to strike the plaintiff's substitute complaint. The substitute complaint contained three counts alleging, respectively, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that, in evaluating the legal sufficiency of the allegations in the substitute complaint, the trial court improperly (1) failed both to find an ambiguity in the parties' contract regarding its operative length and to construe that ambiguity against the defendant as the drafter of the contract, (2) concluded that the plaintiff's allegation that the defendant terminated the contract without giving the plaintiff "sufficient notice under the contract" was legally insufficient to state a claim for breach of contract, and (3) concluded that the allegations that the defendant or the defendant's agent made assurances regarding the length of the contract were insufficient to plead any of the plaintiff's causes of action, including negligent misrepresentation. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")