Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Bullock v. State, Department of Transportation

966 P.2d 1215 (1998)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 28,700+ case briefs...

Bullock v. State, Department of Transportation

Utah Court of Appeals

966 P.2d 1215 (1998)

Facts

Richard Bullock (plaintiff) and several other people (defendants) were copartners in a partnership that owned land in Utah. In October of 1991, Bullock’s partners negotiated a contract between the partnership and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) (defendant) for the sale of the land. Bullock learned of the contract after the negotiations and opposed the sale because he thought the land price was too low. In early 1992, Bullock sent UDOT a letter indicating that he was familiar with the sale terms and stating that he hoped to receive further information from UDOT so that a sale could be effectuated. In March of 1992, Bullock’s partners signed a deed conveying the land to UDOT in accordance with the 1991 contract. In September of 1992, the partners sent Bullock a check for $67,198.43, Bullock’s share of the sale proceeds, along with a note that listed the total proceeds and explained how the proceeds had been distributed. Bullock endorsed and negotiated the check. Six months later, Bullock served a notice of suit against the state. In March of 1996, Bullock sued UDOT and his partners to challenge the sale. The trial court dismissed Bullock’s claims, concluding, among other things, that Bullock had ratified the sale contract. Bullock appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Billings, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 546,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 28,700 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 28,700 briefs - keyed to 983 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership