The long and short of the story, is that the court, after scrutinizing not only the Memorandum, but also the wordings of the press releases and other documents that Getty Oil and Pennzoil had issued over the course of their dealings, found Getty Oil to be "in breach" of the Memorandum of Agreement _ the document the parties had viewed as a letter of intent.
The Most Important Clause to Include in a Letter of Intent (LOI) Or Purchase Contract. Writing a Purchase Contract or Letter of Intent (LOI) to buy an apartment building or commercial property can be an exciting experience. It can also be a bit intimidating. This is especially true for beginning investors.