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Hickey v. Green
Citation:442 N.E.2d 37 (Mass. App. Ct. 1982)
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Defendant Gladys Green and Plaintiffs Hickey and wife orally agreed to a sale of Green’s Lot S to Hickeys for $15,000. Green accepted a deposit check of $500 from Hickeys on the same day, but did not cash it. Hickeys told Green they would sell their house. Relying upon the oral agreement, the Hickeys sold their house. Twelve days after the original oral agreement, Green told Hickeys that she had decided to sell Lot S to another for $16,000. Hickeys told Green that they had already sold their house and offered her $16,000 for Lot S. Green refused. The Hickeys filed a complaint for specific performance. Green asserted that no relief was available for Hickeys since the agreement violated the Statute of Frauds.
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