Contracts Keyed to Summers
Cooper v. Clute
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Defendant agreed to deliver 1,430 bales of cotton to Plaintiff on February 26, 1916, at the purchase price of 10 7/8 cents per pound. Defendant failed to deliver the cotton, and instead sold the cotton to another purchaser at 11.03 cents per pound. The market value of the cotton at the time and place of Defendant’s breach was 10 7/8 cents per pound. Plaintiff sued for breach of contract. The lower court ruled in favor of Defendant. Plaintiff appealed, arguing that it was entitled to the difference between the contract price of 10 7/8 cents per pound and the 11.03 cents per pound Defendant received from its sale to the other purchaser.
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