Diffley v. Royal Papers
Court of Appeals of Missouri
948 S.W.2d 244 (1997)
Royal Papers, Inc. (Royal) (defendant) had a collective-bargaining agreement with its employees, under which Royal agreed to contribute a certain amount to a pension plan each week. The pension plan was administered by Richard Diffley and other trustees (trustees) (plaintiffs). The trustees issued a memorandum to Royal and the other employers that were contributing to the pension plan. The memorandum stated that if an employer was late in submitting a monthly contribution to the pension plan, the employer would be assessed a late penalty of 10 percent of the contributions that were due for that month. Royal made two late contributions to the pension plan. The trustees sued Royal to collect a late fee of $210 for the two late contributions. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of Royal, and the trustees appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Crane, J.)
What to do next…
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 97,000 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.
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 178,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 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.