Contracts Keyed to Murphy
Webb v. McGowin
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Plaintiff was clearing a floor for a lumber company and dropping pine blocks onto the floor below. As he was about to drop one block, he noticed Defendant was in the trajectory and instead, clung to the block to keep it from hitting Defendant. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff was crippled. Defendant agreed as a result, to pay Plaintiff a biweekly stipend of $15 for the remainder of Plaintiff’s life. Defendant died and now Plaintiff is suing his estate to recover the stipend since the time of Defendant’s death.
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