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Hubble v. O'Connor

684 N.E.2d 816 (1997)

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Hubble v. O'Connor

Illinois Appellate Court

684 N.E.2d 816 (1997)

Facts

On June 8, 1993, Ron and Barabarann Hubble (plaintiffs) contracted to sell a condominium to Paul O’Connor (defendant). The contract contained an attorney-approval clause that made the contract voidable by either party if one of their attorneys disapproved of the contract within five business days, by June 15. The contract stated that it would remain in full force and effect absent notice of disapproval. The parties extended the attorney-approval period to June 22. Between June 17 and June 30, the parties discussed various modifications to the contract but never executed any changes. On July 6, two weeks after the disapproval window expired, O’Connor’s attorney formally disapproved of the contract. The Hubbles brought suit. O’Connor claimed that the parties had an implied agreement that the contract would not be final until the modifications under negotiation were agreed upon. The circuit court entered summary judgment in favor of O’Connor. The Hubbles appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Zwick, J.)

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