De Cicco v. Schweizer
Court of Appeals of New York
117 N.E. 807 (1917)
Blanche Schweizer was engaged to be married to Count Oberto Gulinelli. Blanche’s father, Joseph Schweizer (defendant) agreed to pay Blanche $2,500 every year of her life. The written agreement cited the marriage as consideration. Blanche and the Count were married several days later, and Joseph made the first payment to Blanche that same day. Joseph continued to make annual payments to Blanche until 1912. Blanche and the Court had assigned the agreement to De Cicco (plaintiff), who brought suit against Joseph for the missed payment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cardozo, J.)
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