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Lincoln Stores, Inc. v. Grant
Citation:34 N.E.2d 704 (Mass. 1941)
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The plaintiff for several years had operated stores in fourteen cities. Grant was a director of the company. In 1932, four of the officers including Grant and Martin discussed the availability of exercising the option by leasing one of the two stores. But the company’s officers did not consider the acquisition of more space. In April, 1937, a real estate broker in New York informed Grant that the capital stock of the Reid & Hughes store in Norwich was for sale. Grant immediately sent this information with the proposed terms of sale to Martin. On April 27 Grant, Martin and Haley agreed to go forward with its purchase. Haley was to resign from the plaintiff’s employ and go to Norwich to take charge of the Reid & Hughes store. On June 7, Grant and Martin attended a meeting of the company’s directors at which they were both discharged from their positions. Grant denied that he was connected with the Reid & Hughes store,and Martin said that he would not deny that he was.
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