Property Law Keyed to Singer
Hickey v. Green
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Gladys Green (Defendant) owned a parcel of property that she wanted to sell. She discussed with the Hickeys (Plaintiffs) their purchase of the lot, and orally agreed to a sale. Plaintiffs provided a deposit for the land. Plaintiffs told Defendant that they were selling their home and building on her lot. Plaintiffs then sold their home. Defendant told Plaintiffs that she would not sell her property to them because there was a better deal elsewhere. Plaintiffs sought specific performance, and Defendant defended with the statute of frauds.
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