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Haymore v. Levinson

Utah Supreme Court
328 P.2d 307 (Utah 1958)


Facts

Haymore (plaintiff) was in the process of building a house and the Levinsons (defendants) contracted to buy it. The contract provided that the Levinsons could move in before the house was totally completed, and that $3000 of the contract price was to be kept in escrow until “satisfactory completion of the work.” After Haymore was done with construction, the Levinsons stated that they were not “satisfied” with the work and refused to release the $3000. Haymore brought suit. The Levinsons argued that a subjective standard should be used to judge their satisfaction. The trial court found in Haymore’s favor. The Levinsons appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Crockett, J.)

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