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Curtice Brothers Co. v. Catts
Citation:72 N.J. Eq. 831, 66 A. 935
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Curtice Brothers Company (“Curtice”) (plaintiff) was in the business of canning tomatoes. Curtice contracted with Catts (defendant), a tomato farmer, to buy the entire tomato production from a specified acreage of Catts’ land. Curtice prepared for the six-week canning season. Curtice’s factory had the capacity to can about one million cans of tomatoes. In addition to its contract with Catts, Curtice obtained the labor and the necessary equipment to fully utilize the capacity of the plant. Catts later refused to provide the tomatoes, and Curtice sued for specific performance.
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