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Schnell v. Nell
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Schnell (Defendant) entered into an agreement with his heirs including Nell (Plaintiffs) to give them each $200. Defendant stated that his late wife had had such a gift in her will but did not have enough money to make the bequest. The agreement stated that as consideration Plaintiffs would each pay Defendant one cent. Plaintiffs sued when Defendant refused to make the payment. The court struck Defendant’s defense that the agreement was void for lack of consideration. Defendant appealed.
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