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Walker & Co. v. Harrison
Citation:Michigan Supreme Court, 1957. 81 N.W.2d 352.
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Walker & Company (Plaintiff) sells, rents, and services advertising signs and billboards. Harrison (Defendant) owned a dry-cleaning business, and entered into an agreement with plaintiff pertaining to a sign. Plaintiff agreed to build and install a neon electric sign on defendant’s property that would be leased to defendant for a term of thirty-six months at $148.50 per month. The lease also provided that plaintiff would maintain the sign during the lease, and that title to the sign would revert to defendant at the end of the lease. Defendant paid for the sign for one month, then requested maintenance from plaintiff. Plaintiff did not perform the requested maintenance, so defendant told plaintiff he would not make any further payments on the sign. A week later, plaintiff cleaned the sign, but defendant still do not make any further payments.
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