Insurance 101 – Chapter 9 – Volume 124 – Extrinsic Evidence – 3

Extrinsic Evidence – 3

The test of admissibility of extrinsic evidence to explain the meaning of a written instrument is not whether it appears to the court to be plain and unambiguous on its face, but whether the offered evidence is relevant to prove a meaning to which the language of the instrument is reasonably susceptible. (However, extrinsic evidence is never admitted to add to, detract from, or vary the terms of a written contract.)

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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