Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 17,600+ case briefs...

Gehrke v. General Theatre Corp.

Nebraska Supreme Court
298 N.W.2d 773 (1980)


General Theatre Corp. (defendant) leased a theatre from Norman and Ardis Gehrke (plaintiffs). After various lease extensions, General vacated the building in 1977, contending that a large, sagging section of the ceiling posed a danger to its customers. Under the terms of the lease, the lessor was required to maintain the roof and exterior of the building in good repair, and the lessee was obligated to make all alterations, improvements, and necessary repairs to the building’s interior. General and the Gehrkes disagreed about who was responsible for repairing the ceiling. General contended that the Gehrkes breached the lease covenant to maintain the roof in good repair. Evidence established that the metal to which the plaster of the ceiling was attached was improperly installed in the first place, unbeknownst to either the Gehkres or General. The Gehrkes brought suit against General seeking unpaid rent. The trial court found in the Gehrkes’ favor, concluding that the lease imposed upon General an affirmative obligation to make necessary repairs to the building’s interior, and that the Gehrkes had not breached any lease covenants. General appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (White, 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 457,000 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 457,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 17,600 briefs, keyed to 984 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