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Angel v. Murray
Citation:113 R.I. 482, 322 A.2d 630 (1974)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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The record discloses that Maher has provided the city of Newport with a refuse-collection service under a series of five-year contracts beginning in 1946. On March 12, 1964, Maher and the city entered into another such contract for a period of five years with Maher receiving $137,000 per year. In June 1967 Maher requested an additional $10,000 per year from the city council because there has been a substantial increase in the cost of collection due to an unexpected increase of 400 new dwelling units. The city council agreed to pay. The trial justice found that Maher was not entitled to extra compensation because the original contract already acquired him to collect all refuse generated within the city and, therefore, included the 400 additional units.
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