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Beaver v. Brumlow
Citation:231 P.3d 628
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Warren and Betty Beaver (defendants) purchased twenty-four acres of land. Mr. Brumlow (co-plaintiff) asked Warren Beaver, his employer, if he would sell some of his land for a home site. Mr. Beaver agreed to do so. The two walked the specific boundaries of land that would be sold to the Brumlows. No formal contract was drawn up. Relying on the promise, Ms. Brumlow (co-plaintiff) cashed in her retirement plans to pay for the home. The Brumlows built the home’s foundation and a deck, had electricity and water run to the property, had septic and propane systems installed, landscaped the property, and brought a storage shed. Altogether, the Brumlows spent approximately $85,000 in reliance on the agreement. After Mr. Brumlow terminated his employment with the Beavers, the relationship between the parties deteriorated. The Beavers later reneged on their promise to sell the tract of land. The Brumlows brought suit to enforce the oral contract.
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