Contracts Keyed to Epstein
DF Activities Corp. v. Brown
DF Activities Corporation (Plaintiff) is led by an enthusiast of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright (Wright). Dorothy Brown (Defendant) lived in a house designed by Wright, and owned a chair also designed by Wright. Plaintiff instructed its art director, Ann Briggs (Briggs) to negotiate with Defendant to convince her to sell the chair to Plaintiff. Briggs alleges that on November 26, Defendant agreed to sell the chair to Plaintiff for $60,000, payable in two installments. Defendant denies ever making this agreement. On December 3, Briggs sent a letter to Defendant confirming the agreement to sell the chair, and followed this with a check for $30,000. Defendant returned the check and the letter, and wrote on the letter that she never agreed to a contract and had made “other arrangements” for the chair. Defendant later sold the chair for $198,000.
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