- Facts: Grandfather promises D money so that she will no longer have to work. D abandons her job. He refuses to pay on grounds in inadequate consideration.
- Holding: regardless of the fact that there was no consideration, she relied on the promise. Injustice in this case can only be avoided by enforcing the promise. D precluded, under doctrine of promissory estoppel, to deny consideration
- Rule: after allowing the donee to incur obligations on the faith that the money would be paid, the donor is ESTOPPED from pleading “want of consideration.”
Friday, March 23, 2012
Ricketts v. Scothorn case brief
Ricketts v. Scothorn; (Sup. Ct. of Nebraska, 1898); CB 240; Notes 27
Grandfather/grandaugher promise if latter stopped working
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