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Irving v. Town of Clinton
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Kenneth Irving, Jr. (plaintiff) and most the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Clinton, Maine (the Town) (defendant) signed a document which gave that Irving would have the exclusive right to furrow the Town's snow-shrouded streets from October to May in return for payment of roughly $108,000. The agreement was dependent upon voter approval by the Town's inhabitants. At the Town's annual meeting, a resident moved to decrease the payment cost from $107,723.96 to $99,999. The revision passed, and the Town offered Irving the corrected agreement, which he refused. Irving recorded suit against the Town for breach of the agreement. The trial court granted the Town's motion for summary judgment. Irving appealed.
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