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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:John Breitenfeld joined SAS, a software company, as a sales representative in April of 2001. As part of his employment he signed a commission contract that provided for compensation based on his sales of SAS’s products. In December 2001, Breitenfeld received sales credit for a one million dollar sale to Methodist Healthcare System. Accordingly, in February and March of 2002, he was paid a substantial bonus for the sale. But in April of 2002, Methodist Healthcare cancelled its order. Breitenfeld resigned his employment with SAS the following June, without refunding the bonus he had received for the Methodist Healthcare sale. SAS demanded repayment of the bonus, and Breitenfeld refused to pay. The trial court case granted SAS Institute’s motion for summary judgment, requiring Breitenfeld to repay a bonus on a cancelled sale based on a commission contract between the two parties. The court of appeals reversed and rendered judgment on Breitenfeld’s motion for summary judgment against SAS, allowing Breitenfeld to keep the bonus under the commission contract. HOLDING:The court reverses the court of appeals’ judgment granting Breitenfeld’s motion for summary judgment, and reinstates the trial court’s judgment. The contract in this case is unambiguous. It states that bonuses will be paid only for new sales credit and that cancelled contracts will be followed by a deduction or repayment of any bonuses paid. The intent of a contract is not changed simply because the circumstances do not precisely match the scenarios anticipated by the contract. OPINION:Per curiam.

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