Stockton v. Sowerwine
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 690 P.2d 1202, 1984 Wyo. 347 Brief Fact Summary. E.O. Sowerwine, III (Plaintiff), an assignee of an option to purchase certain real estate, brought an action alleging that Mark L. Stockton (Defendant), grantee of deed, wrongfully prevented him from exercising the option. Defendant appeals from decision of the district court holding that Defendant exhibited bad faith in preventing Plaintiff from exercising the option and ordered specific performance on the contract. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A party may not free himself from lia ...

Patterson v. Meyerhofer
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 204 N.Y. 96, 97 N.E. 472, 1912 N.Y. 747 Brief Fact Summary. Patterson (Plaintiff) and Meyerhofer (Defendant) entered into a contract in which Plaintiff agreed to sell and the Defendant agreed to buy four parcels of land. Plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Special Term and Appellate Division holding that the parties were free to act on their own interests. Synopsis of Rule of Law. In every contract, there is an implied undertaking on each party that they will not intentionally and purposely do anything to prevent the othe ...

Iron Trade Products Co. v. Wilkoff Co
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 272 Pa. 172, 116 A. 150, 1922 Pa. 794 Brief Fact Summary. Iron Trade Products Co. (Plaintiff) and Wilkoff Co. (Defendant) had a contract for the purchase and delivery of rails from the Defendant. Defendant appeals from a judgment for the Plaintiff and the dismissal of Defendant's affidavit of defense and supplement. Synopsis of Rule of Law. If a party seeking to obtain specific goods entered into a contract for a quantity of goods and then made performance on the contract by the seller more difficult by making other purchas ...

Frigaliment Importing Co. v. B.N.S. International Sales Corp
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 190 F. Supp. 116, 1960 U.S. Dist. 3162 Brief Fact Summary. Frigaliment Importing Co. (Plaintiff) had a contract with B.N.S. International Sales Corp. (Defendant) to export to Plaintiff a certain quantity of chickens. When chickens that were not acceptable to the Plaintiff arrived, this dispute for breach of warranty ensued. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A party who is allowed to give testimony regarding the intention of the parties will have the burden of proof. ...

Centronics Corporation v. Genicom Corporation
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 132 N.H. 133, 562 A.2d 187, 1989 N.H. 77 Brief Fact Summary. Centronics Corporation (Plaintiff) sued Genicom Corporation (Defendant) for breach of an implied covenant of good faith. Plaintiff appealed from a judgment granting summary judgment for the Defendant. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Under an agreement that appears to invest one party with a degree of discretion in performance sufficient to deprive another party of a substantial proportion of the agreement's value, the parties' intend to be bound by an enforceable contract t ...

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. v. G.W. Thomas Drayage & Rigging Co
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 69 Cal. 2d 33, 442 P.2d 641, 69 Cal. Rptr. 561, 1968 Cal. 225 Brief Fact Summary. G.W. Thomas Drayage & Rigging Co. (Defendant) appeals from a judgment for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (Plaintiff) in an action for damages for injury to property under an indemnity clause in the contract. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A party may offer parol evidence to show the meaning of terms of a contract when the language of the contract is susceptible to the interpretation argued by the party. ...

A. Kemp Fisheries, Inc. v. Castle & Cooke, Inc
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 852 F.2d 493, 1988 U.S. App. 9953, 1989 AMC 236 Brief Fact Summary. A. Kemp Fisheries, Inc. (Plaintiff) sued Castle & Cooke, Inc. (Defendant) for damage resulting from the breakdown of freezer engines on the fishing vessel it had chartered from the Defendant. Defendant appeals from a judgment for the Plaintiff holding the Defendant liable for all the damages suffered by the Plaintiff. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The test of admissibility of extrinsic evidence is whether it is relevant to prove a meaning to which the language ...

Masterson v. Sine
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 68 Cal. 2d 222, 436 P.2d 561, 65 Cal. Rptr. 545, 1968 Cal. 157 Brief Fact Summary. Dallas Masterson and his wife (Plaintiffs) brought an action for declaratory relief to establish their right to enforce a contract option against Medora and Lu Sine (Defendants). Defendants appeal from a judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs. Synopsis of Rule of Law. When only part of an agreement is integrated parol evidence may be used to prove elements of the agreement not in the writing. ...

Watts v. Watts
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Vokes v. Arthur Murray, Inc
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Hill v. Jones
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Laidlaw v. Organ
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Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores, Inc
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Joseph Martin, Jr., Delicatessen, Inc. v. Schumacher
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Oglebay Norton Company v. Armco, Inc
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Empro Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. Ball-Co Manufacturing, Inc
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Varney v. Ditmars
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. v. Scheider
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Konic International Corporation v. Spokane Computer Services, Inc
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Drennan v. Star Paving Co
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Humble Oil & Refining Co. v. Westside Investment Corp
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Marchiondo v. Scheck
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James Baird Co. v. Gimbel Brothers, Inc
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Specht v. Netscape Communications Corporation
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Dickenson v. Dodds
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 2 Ch.D. 463 (Court of Appeal, Chancery Division, 1876). Brief Fact Summary. On Wednesday, June 10, 1874, Defendant made a written offer to sell property to the Plaintiff. The offer was worded that it would remain open until 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 1874. After this offer was made, on Thursday, June 11, 1874, Plaintiff learned that Defendant had changed his mind and determined to sell the property to another person. Plaintiff then manifested his acceptance, in the proper manner, before 9:00 a.m. on June 12, 1874. Synopsis ...