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Parties’ shared intent resolves latent ambiguity (access required)

Where the parties’ contract provided plaintiffs with a 15% hardship uplift of their pay for working in Afghanistan and neither party knew that Department of State regulations permitted a 35%  maximum, plaintiffs’ claim for the higher uplift is rejected. The uplift discrepancy is a latent ambiguity. The parties’ shared intent concerning the uplift controls. Further, the hardship ...