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Ever-Tite Roofing Corporation v. Green
Citation:83 So.2d 449
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
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- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
The Greens (defendants) signed a contract for the purpose of hiring Ever-Tite Roofing Corporation (“Ever-Tite”) (plaintiff) in the re-roofing of their home. The contract specified that it would becoming binding only upon either written acceptance or the commencement of performance of the work. After signing the agreement, Ever-Tite had to obtain credit reports and contact the lending institution that would finance the credit. The day immediately following the credit approval, Ever-Tite had its workmen and two trucks proceed to the Greens’ residence to begin the re-roofing. When Ever-Tite arrived at the Greens’ home, they found out that another contractor service had already been hired to perform the work. Ever-Tite brought suit against the Greens.
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