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Stacks v. F & S Petroleum Co.
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On March 9, 1977, F & S Petroleum Company, Inc. (Plaintiff) and John B. Stacks (Defendant) entered into an agreement whereby Plaintiff would supply up to 50,000 gallons of gasoline per month to Defendant’s gas station. Defendant refused to pay, and Plaintiff sued Defendant to recover the outstanding balance. Defendant argued the agreement was too indefinite to enforce because it did not specify a minimum amount of gasoline Defendant was required to purchase in a month. The jury found in favor of F & S. Defendant appealed.
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