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Meinhard v. Salmon
Citation:164 N.E. 545
Plaintiff and Defendant were partners in a joint venture and they leased a hotel from Gerry (Lessor). The agreement between the Plaintiff and the Defendant stated that the Defendant would manage the building and both the Defendant and the Plaintiff would split profits and losses equally. Towards the end of the lease term, the lessor approached the Defendant to have him sign a new lease and it included an agreement to tear down and rebuild the entire building. Plaintiff only found out about this after the lease was signed and then demanded that the new lease be held as a venture asset but the Defendant refused. Plaintiff sued for declaratory judgement.
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