Supreme Court of New Jersey
186 A. 457 (N.J. 1936)
Plaintiff leased a store to the defendant for a term of two years. Rent was $175 per month for the first year and $200 per month for the second year. Toward the end of the first year, the defendants’ business started to fail and they told the plaintiff that they would not be able to pay the increased rent. The plaintiff agreed to keep the rent at $175 per month “until business improved.” The defendants paid $175 per month for 11 months of the second year of the lease and then vacated the building without paying the final month’s rent. The plaintiff brought suit to recover $200 in rent for the final month and $25 per month (the difference in the rent in the contract and the rent subsequently agreed to by the plaintiff) for the 11 other months in the second year of the lease. The district court ruled in favor of the plaintiff. The defendants appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Heher, 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 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read 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. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 221,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 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.