Friendswood Development Company v. Mcdade Company
926 S.W.2d 280, 1996.TX.2146
The Supreme Court of Texas
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This action requires that we answer two related questions. First, we must determine whether the brokerage contract between the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and McDade + Company is ambiguous. Second, if we conclude that the contract is not ambiguous, we must determine whether its terms permit ABS to lease office space from Friendswood Development Company without breaching the contract or subjecting Friendswood to liability for tortiously interfering with the contract. We conclude that the contract is not ambiguous and that its express terms permit ABS to lease office space from Friendswood without subjecting either to liability to McDade. Accordingly, the Court, without hearing oral argument, reverses in part and affirms in part the court of appeals judgment. Tex. R. App. P. 170.