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De Los Santos v. Great Western Sugar Company

Nebraska Supreme Court
348 N.W.2d 842 (1984)


Facts

In October 1980, De Los Santos (plaintiff), entered into a contract with Great Western Sugar Company (Great Western) (defendant). The contract provided that De Los Santos would transport in his trucks “such tonnage of beets as may be loaded” by Great Western between October 1, 1980 to February 15, 1981. De Los Santos would be compensated based on the amount of beets he transported. At the time the contract was made, De Los Santos was aware that he was not the only trucker hired by Great Western to transport beets. In December 1980, Great Western told De Los Santos that his services were no longer needed.  De Los Santos brought suit against Great Western, arguing that he was entitled to continue to haul beets until all of Great Western’s beets had been transported. The trial court granted Great Western summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Cambridge, J.)

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