Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • C
  • Centex Homes Corp. v. BoagCentex Homes Corp. v. Boag
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

Centex Homes Corp. v. Boag

Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division
320 A.2d 194 (1974)



Centex Homes Corp. (Centex) (plaintiff) constructed six high-rise condominiums in the New York City suburbs of Cliffside Park and Fort Lee. As they were being constructed, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boag (defendants) entered into a contract to purchase one of the condominium units. The contract provided for liquidated damages for Centex in the event the Boags defaulted. This amount was to be set at the amount that had been paid up until the default. Prior to executing the contract, the Boags paid a $525 deposit. The Boags then signed a contract with Centex, and gave them an additional $6,870. Soon thereafter, Mr. Boag was informed that he would be relocating to Chicago. The Boags stopped payment on the check and informed Centex they would not be taking the apartment. Centex made an unsuccessful attempt to cash the check, and then brought this action for specific performance of the contract, or in the alternative, liquidated damages.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Gelman, J.S.C.)

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 450,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read 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. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 450,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 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.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial