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Oliver v. Ball
Citation:136 A.3d 162 (2016), appeal denied, 145 A.3d 167 (Pa. 2016)
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Appellant entered into a sale of real estate contract with Appellees (Balls) for the purchase of two tracts of land in Cranberry Township, Butler County, containing approximately 71.5 acres. Balls failed to convey the property. Appellant filed suit against Balls for breach of contract, seeking specific performance and/or monetary damages. Appellant testified that the planned to purchase the property for investment purposes and that the location of the property was important to him because it is only maybe five miles as the crow flies from his home. Also, the sum of the parts of this property are much more valuable than the whole, he testified. Following appellant’s testimony, Balls argued that appellant failed to establish that he lacked an adequate remedy at law.
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