Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Fairmont

In Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Fairmont, 196 W. Va. 97, 468 S.E.2d 712 (1996), the Court noted: If an inquiring court concludes that an ambiguity exists in a contract, the ultimate resolution of it typically will turn on the parties' intent. Exploring the intent of the contracting parties often, but not always, involves marshaling facts extrinsic to the language of the contract document. When this need arises, these facts together with reasonable inferences extractable therefrom are superimposed on the ambiguous words to reveal the parties' discerned intent. (196 W.Va. at 101 n. 7, 468 S.E.2d at 716 n. 7.)