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Walters v. Marathon Oil Co.
Citation:642 F.2d 1098
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Dennis Walters (plaintiff) contacted Marathon Oil Company (“Marathon”) (defendant) about the possibility of opening a gas station on a vacant gas station site in Indiana. Based on his continued negotiations with Marathon, Walters and his wife purchased the gas station site and made improvements upon it. After Walters submitted his franchise proposal, Marathon placed a moratorium on the consideration of new franchise applications. Marathon refused to sign an agreement with the Walters, who sued under a theory of promissory estoppel.
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