From our private database of 26,900+ case briefs...
Jacobson v. Miller
Supreme Court of Michigan
41 Mich. 90, 1 N.W. 1013 (1879)
In a prior action, Miller (plaintiff) sued Jacobson (defendant) for payment of rent then due under a written lease. Jacobson did not challenge the execution of the lease, but instead contended that he was not liable because he had not occupied the premises during the period for which rent was claimed. In that action, judgment was entered in favor of Miller. Thereafter, Miller brought this action against Jacobson for subsequent rent payments under the same lease. In this suit, Jacobson denied execution of the lease. At trial, the judge received the prior judgment as conclusive proof of the lease’s execution over Jacobson’s objection. As a result, the trial court entered judgment in favor of Miller. Jacobson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cooley, 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 540,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead 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.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 540,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 26,900 briefs, keyed to 983 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.