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SULLIVAN vs. O'CONNOR, 363 Mass. 579

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D induced P to incur expenses tin preparing to do business under the franchise, including employment of salesmen and solicitation of orders for radios. P claimed D wrongfully terminated the contract, causing him loss of profits and forced sale of his trucks at a loss. Persuasive authority from other jurisdictions supports the proposition that punitive damages are not available in breach of K actions. Judgment reversed and cause remanded for a new trial. Published in the United States of America. But there are many decisions recognizing and enforcing such contracts, see annotation, 43 A.

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White v. Benkowski

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In an action for the breach, the plaintiff was held entitled to recover for his preparations for the arbitration which had been rendered useless and a waste, including the plaintiff's time and trouble and his expenditures for counsel and witnesses. Where the doctor has been absolved of negligence, an expectancy measure may be overly harsh. The substituted consolidated bill of exceptions presents questions about the correctness of the judge's instructions on the issue of damages. The claim is also inadequate to support an independent claim for mental distress in tort. At that point P commenced suit.

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white v benkowski case brief

We should recall here that the fee paid by the patient to the doctor for the alleged promise would usually be quite disproportionate to the putative expectancy recovery. Sugarman contends that the promise only obligated him to pay secondarily if D could not pay and so comes under the statute of frauds and is unenforceable. The contract with the landowner was a new undertaking in which P had no obligation to engage. Plaintiff is entitled to recover for out of pocket expenses, for the worsening of her condition, and for pain and suffering and mental distress involved in the third operation. The ultimate issue is whether the employee acted reasonably. D counterclaimed for lost profits for the period of delay. Bloomer Girl was a musical set in California.

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3.1.10.1 Sullivan v. O'Connor

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The duty to mitigate is more than just a duty to accept legally enforceable offers. While the trial court did not err in sustaining the special exceptions aimed at the sufficiency of the contract, the pleadings based on estoppel state a cause of action. The trial court erred in reducing the actual damages amount determined by the jury. The Whites sued for breach of contract and asked for exemplary and punitive damages, but not for pecuniary damages and not for a tortious act. D was informed that satisfactory leases had been obtained and that P had offered to pay balance of the purchase price.

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SULLIVAN vs. O'CONNOR, 363 Mass. 579

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P indicated his continued interest. Court ruled that there can not be a finding of punitive damages when there can only be a finding of nominal damages from the evidence. The agreement was as alleged in the declaration. The context apparently was commercial but reliance elements were held compensable when there was no fair way of estimating an expectancy. There is no question that the actions of P moving 2200 miles from L. P told D he could not go along with the deal and negotiations ended.

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White v. Benkowski

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The majority point out the differences in the two films and then assert that these constitute a difference in the kind of employment. D subleased to land to Sam Sexton who used strip mining techniques to remove coal. The defendant also excepted to the judge's refusal to direct a verdict in his favor, but this exception is not pressed and could not be sustained. D appeals asserting that as a native New Englander P should have been aware that the chowder was a hearty dish and not an insipid broth. The services that P provided are not the type that one would ordinarily expect as a mere gratuity. See Farnsworth, The Past of Promise: An Historical Introduction to Contract, 69 Col. The court properly held that the plaintiff was not entitled to this item as it was also claiming and recovering its lost profits expectancy on the contract as a whole.

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Harrington v. Taylor

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No Wisconsin case in which breach of K other than breach of a promise to marry has led to the award of punitive damages. Iowa 1949 , 83 Fed. Combs 5 is the most recent case in this state which deals with the practice of permitting punitive damages. The context apparently was commercial but reliance elements were held compensable when there was no fair way of estimating an expectancy. Since neither party introduced evidence of intent in including the reclamation clause, trial court should not have submitted interpretation of the contract to the jury. The judgment is affirmed and the court was right in instructing the jury that if they believed the evidence of the contract, the defendant was liable.

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Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, Inc.

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The trial court erred when it held that there was no express warranty because the representations made in the sales brochure were express warranties. He states that the trial court erred because 1 the court did not consider the reasonableness and good faith of his belief in the validity of the claim he forbore from asserting and 2 the court considered the legal merits of the claim itself that P forbore from asserting. The sale price is given but the terms, down payment, balance owed and how it was to be paid were left blank. Here there was credible evidence which showed inconvenience and thus actual injury, and the jury's finding as to compensatory damages should be reinstated. Using this measure P would receive no award because the value of their real estate is slightly more than the amount expended by P in reliance on the promise. The district court denied the claim as speculative.

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