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Manwill v. Oyler

Utah Supreme Court
361 P.2d 177 (1961)


Facts

Manwill (plaintiff) made payments totaling $5,506.20 on a farm occupied by Oyler (defendant) between 1950 and 1953. The payments were made on Oyler’s behalf. Additionally, in 1954, Manwill gave Oyler a grazing permit worth $1,800 and 18 head of cattle worth $3,000. In 1956, Manwill alleged that Oyler orally agreed to repay him for the previous sums conferred. Manwill brought suit in Utah state court seeking to enforce this oral promise. Oyler filed a motion to dismiss, and Manwill amended his complaint to state that Oyler orally agreed to repay him $5,506.20 in 1957. Oyler then filed an interlocutory appeal to the Utah Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Crockett, J.)

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