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Andrew D. Ricketts v. Katie Scothorn
Citation:57 Neb. 51.
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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The Plaintiff (Scothorn) was working a job when her grandfather, Mr. Ricketts, offered her a note of $2,000. When presenting the note, Mr. Ricketts made it clear that he believed that no grandchild of his should work, and that the Plaintiff did not have to work either. The Plaintiff did cease work for more than a year, but later began working again with Mr. Ricketts’ approval. Mr. Ricketts, to his regret, never paid off the note before his death, and the Plaintiff sued his estate to recover.
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