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Morone v. Morone
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The Plaintiff’s implied contract allegation was that she had performed household and business duties for the Defendant at his request, and that the Defendant was aware that she expected compensation for those services. The Plaintiff also alleged that an express contract had been formed in 1952 when she and Defendant entered into a partnership agreement where it was agreed she would perform domestic services and the Defendant would have full charge of business transactions, and the profits of the partnership would be split equally between them. The Special Term dismissed the complaint, concluding that Plaintiff sought recovery for “housewifely” duties for which no recovery could be had. The Appellate Division affirmed.
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