entry of judgment
The court may consider extrinsic evidence to determine the parties’ intentions behind an ambiguous term of a contract. Tyndall-Taylor v. Tyndall, 157 N.C. App. 689, 580 S.E.2d 58 (2003)), review denied, 361 N.C. 350, 645 S.E.2d 766 (2007).
“Extrinsic evidence may be consulted when the plain language of the contract is ambiguous.” Brown v. Ginn, 181 N.C. App. 563, 640 S.E.2d 787 (2007)
See parol evidence rule.
Rule 702. Testimony by experts.
(a) If scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion, or otherwise, if all of the following apply:
(1)The testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data.
(2)The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods.
(3)The witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.