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Lord Diplock in Dupont Steels Ltd And Sirs (76) has held, perhaps with a certain element of dogma, that even if the omission from the plain and unambiguous statute was inadvertent--and that if Parliament had foreseen the casus omissus, it would have certainly adopted a cause of action other than the literal interpretation of the statute--the courts should still follow the plain interpretation that is also evidently contrary to Parliament's intention.
Relying on well-settled California law and applying a plain interpretation of the contract, Justice Ortega held that the severance obligations under the agreements were never triggered, since the agreements were prepared and executed after the Board of Directors change in control occurred.