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Day v. Caton
Citation:Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1876. 119 Mass. 513, 20 Am Rep. 347.
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Plaintiff built a wall on the property line between his and the defendant’s property. Plaintiff alleges that there was an agreement with the defendant that they would foot half of the costs of the wall construction, but the defendant denies this. However, the defendant did know about the construction, and the benefits to him under such an arrangement, and never objected to the plaintiff, leading him to believe there was a contract. The question then arose as to whether the plaintiff could show that the defendant had assented to the contract through their actions.
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