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Macke Co. v. Pizza of Gaithersburg, Inc.
Citation:Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1970. 259 Md. 479, 270 A.2d 645.
Pizza of Gaithersburg, Inc. (Defendant) and three other companies owned by Sidney Ansell, Thomas S. Sherwood and Eugene Early arranged to have vending machines installed in each location by Virginia Coffee Service. The leases with Virginia Coffee provided that the six vending machine leases would renew automatically unless a party gave 30 days’ written notice. Macke Company (Plaintiff) purchased Virginia Coffee Service. When plaintiff acquired Virginia Coffee, Virginia Coffee’s contracts were all assigned to plaintiff. Subsequently, defendant tried to terminate the contracts.
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