Johnson v. Otterbein University
Supreme Court of Ohio
41 Ohio 527 (1885)
Johnson (plaintiff) provided to Otterbein University (Otterbein) (defendant) a note promising to pay a sum of money for the sole purpose of allowing Otterbein to pay its debt. Johnson did not pay the note. Otterbein brought suit in the court of common pleas. Judgment was entered for Otterbein. Johnson moved for a new trial, but was overruled. Johnson appealed to the district court, which affirmed the court of common pleas. Johnson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Martin, J.)