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Poeppel v. Lester
Citation:827 N.W.2d 580 (2013)
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Poeppel was the owner of a 25% voting interest in CBLKH. In March 2008, Lester, an independent contractor and broker associate at CBLKH, approached Poeppel about purchasing Poeppel’s 25% voting interest in the company. Also during this time, Mel Dreyer, another broker associate of the company, approached Diana Hooper, another owner of a 25% voting interest in CBLKH, about Dreyer purchasing Hooper’s 25% voting interest. On Martch 28, 2008, Poeppel and Lester entered into a contract for the sale of the shares. The parties agreed that Poeppel would sell Lester 25% of CBLKH voting stock for $500,000. The contract signed by the parties was a form that Lester received from Dreyer. Dreyer had used the form during his negotiations with Hooper. Lester then made changes to the contract and presented it to Poeppel for signature. At the closing date, however, Lester failed to pay $500,000 for Poeppel’s shares. After continued negotiations between the parties failed, Poeppel brought suit for breach of contract against Lester in September 2008.
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