Daisy Harts (plaintiff) leased two buildings to a business called Arnold Brothers (defendant). The lease required Arnold to restore the buildings to their original condition upon the termination of the lease. Arnold made certain changes to the buildings. Harts brought suit prior to the termination of the lease term, seeking an accounting for waste. The superior court awarded the Harts nominal damages, finding that she did not present evidence of a decrease in the buildings’ market value. The appellate court reversed, holding that the proper measure of damages is the cost to restore the property to its original condition. Arnold appealed.