Commercial Law Keyed to Lopucki
Voorde Poorte v. Evans
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Defendants entered into a real estate purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of Plaintiff’s land and mobile home. The contract provided that Defendants’ were entitled to possession on closing and if the property was destroyed by fire, Defendants could terminate the agreement. Prior to closing, Defendants took possession, moved employees into the mobile home and restored electrical service. Soon after the mobile home was destroyed by a fire. A fireman who investigated the cause of the fire believed that an electrical device that overheated or shorted out caused the fire. After the fire, Defendants terminated the agreement.
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