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Conrad v. Fields
Citation:2007 WL 2106302 (Minn. Ct. App. July 24, 2007) (unpublished opinion)
Plaintiff and defendant became friends in the early 1990’s. Defendant was a wealthy man; he suggested that plaintiff attend law school and promised that he would pay for law school tuition and the expenses associated with attending law school. Defendant paid for the first two tuition payments but then stopped making payments. Defendant claimed that his assets had been frozen by the IRS since he was under audit, and that he would continue paying once that matter was straightened out. Later defendant and plaintiff exchanged e-mail messages in which defendant stated “to be clear and in writing, when you graduate law school and pass your bar exam, I will pay your tuition.” Defendant later told plaintiff that he would not pay her expenses and plaintiff sued to recover the cost of her tuition and expenses.
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