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Sommer v. Kridel
Citation:378 A.2d 767
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The defendant, Mr. Kridel, leased an apartment from the plaintiff, Mr. Sommer. Unexpectedly, Mr. Kridel’s engagement was broken leaving him unable to pay for the apartment. Mr. Kridel promptly wrote to Mr. Sommer informing him of his changed circumstances, and begging he let him out of the lease. Mr. Sommer did not respond. Two months after Mr. Kridel wrote his letter a third-party inquired about renting the apartment Mr. Kridel had leased, that third-party was turned away and told the apartment had already been rented. Mr. Sommer did not re-enter the apartment or exhibit to anyone for more than a year following Mr. Kridel’s letter. Subsequently, Mr. Sommer sued Mr. Kridel for the total amount of rent due under the two-year lease.
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