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Contracts Keyed to Summers
Petterson v. Pattberg
Citation:248 N.Y. 86, 161 N.E. 428
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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John Petterson owned property in Brooklyn, New York, known as 5301 Sixth Avenue. Pattberg (defendant) owned a bond executed by Petterson, and the bond was secured by a mortgage of 5301 Sixth Avenue. Pattberg wrote a letter to Petterson, in which he offered a $780 reprieve on the mortgage if the mortgage was fully paid on or before May 31, 1924. Petterson went to Pattberg’s home in late May of 1924 to pay off the mortgage. Pattberg then informed Petterson that he had sold the mortgage. In response, Petterson presented the cash he had to pay off the mortgage according to their agreement. Pattberg, however, refused to take the money. Because Pattberg had sold the mortgage free and clear to another person, Petterson had to pay the full amount of the bond and mortgage. Following Petterson’s death, the executor of his estate (plaintiff) sued Pattberg to recover the loss of $780.
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