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Ricketts v. Scothorn
Citation:57 Neb. 51, 77 N.W. 365.
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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In May 1981, John Ricketts approached his granddaughter (Scothorn) with a promissory note for $2,000 at 6% per annum so that Scothorn would no longer need to work. Relying on her grandfather’s promise, Scothorn quit her occupation. In 1892, with the consent of her grandfather, Scothorn began working again as a bookkeeper. In 1894, John Ricketts died having paid only one year’s interest on the note, but had expressed to his daughter that he could pay the balance owed if he sold his farm in Ohio.
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