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Ricketts v. Scothorn
Citation:57 Neb. 51, 77 N.W. 365 (1898).
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Ricketts v. Scothorn
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In May 1981, John Ricketts gave his granddaughter, Scothorn, a promissory note for $2,000 at 6% per annum so that Scothorn would no longer need to work. Scothorn subsequently 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 Scothorn only one year’s interest on the note.
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