Contracts Keyed to Calamari
Meyer v. Benko
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
- Topic: Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
- Procedural Posture & History: Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
- Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.: A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
- Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises: Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
- Brief Facts: A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
- Rule of Law: Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
The Plaintiff, Meyer (the "Plaintiff"), entered into a contract with the Defendants, Irene and Howard Benko (the "Defendants"), to purchase the Defendants' home for $23,500. The document memorializing the transaction was entitled "Deposit Receipt and Agreement of Sale." The listing real estate agent testified that the value of the home at the time the contract was entered into was "down a little" from the initial listing price of $23,500. Irene Benko testified that the property was worth $30,000 to her, but that she did not know the market value. Howard Benko testified that the market value of the home was between $29,000 and $30,000. However, Howard Benko testified that he signed the "Deposit Receipt and Agreement of Sale" for $23,500 because he wanted to sell his home quickly. The lower court found that a contract did not exist and that specific performance should be denied due to an inadequacy of consideration.
- Issue(s): Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
- Holding: Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
- Concurring / Dissenting Opinions: Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
- Reasoning and Analysis: Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.