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Frontier Refining Company v. Kunkel’s, Inc.
Citation:407 P.2d 880 (1965)
Frontier was a refiner and distributor of petroleum products. Kunkel talked with B. L. Warren, zone manager of Frontier, and advised Warren that he had no money to finance the venture but was acquainted with Fairfield and would talk to Fairfield to see if he could raise the money. Kunkel then went to the Gas Hills area in Wyoming where Fairfield in association with Beach was engaged in a mining venture. Frontier then entered into a sublease agreement for the station with “Clifford D. Kunkel’s, Inc.” as sublesses. Other agreements were entered into the same manner and with one exception the agreements were signed “C. D. Kunkel” without reference to the purported corporate name. Soon after the agreements were made, Kunkel, unknown to Fairfield or Beach, took over the station and commenced doing business.
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