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Baseball Publishing Co. v. Bruton
Citation:18 N.E.2d 362
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The plaintiff, engaged in the business of controlling locations for billboards and signs and contracting with advertisers for the exhibition of their placards and posters, obtained from the defendant on October 9, 1934, a writing signed but not sealed by the defendant whereby the defendant in consideration of twenty-five dollars agrees to give the plaintiff the exclusive right and privilege to maintain advertising sign one ten feet by twenty-five feet on wall of building 3003 Washington Street, owned by the defendant for a period of one year with the privilege of renewal from year to year for four years more at the same consideration. It was provided that all signs placed on the premises remain the personal property of the plaintiff. It was accepted in writing, when the plaintiff sent the defendant a check for $25 which were returned by the defendant. The plaintiff nevertheless erected the contemplated sign, sending the defendant checks for $25 which were returned. The defendant then caused the sign to be removed.
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