The Interpretation of Contractual Survival Clauses

, Delaware Business Court Insider


We wrote recently about two cases interpreting contractual survival clauses under Delaware law. The cases—GRT v. Marathon GTF Technology, C.A. No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. Jul. 11, 2011), and ENI Holdings v. KBR Group Holdings, C.A. No. 8075-VCG (Del. Ch. Nov. 27, 2013)—held that provisions limiting the period of time in which representations and warranties survive closing act as a statute of limitations on the nonbreaching party's ability to commence litigation for breach.

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