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Cantrell-Waind & Associates v. Guillaume Motorsports, Inc.
Citation:62 Ark. App. 66, 968 S.W.2d 72 (1998).
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On August 1, 1994, Kenneth and Kay Bower entered into a lease for property owned by the appellee. The lease included an option to purchase the property for $295,000 with appellee paying the appellant a $15,200 brokerage commission if the closing occurred within two years of the execution (before August 1, 1996). On April 23, 1996, the Bowers’ attorney notified appellee’s president, Williams, that the Bowers were exercising their option. Williams, thereafter, approached Mr. Bowers and offered to credit him half of the $15,200 commission if they would delay the closing until after August 1, 1996. On July 19, 1996, the bank advised the Bowers that their loan was approved and they could move forward with the closing. The Bowers attempted to set a July closing date, but were told that Williams was out of the country (he was not). The closing ultimately did not occur until August 14, 1996.
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