Monetti, S.P.A. v. Anchor Hocking Corp.

931 F.2d 1178 (1991)

From our private database of 46,100+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

Monetti, S.P.A. v. Anchor Hocking Corp.

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
931 F.2d 1178 (1991)

SC
Play video

Facts

Anchor Hocking Corp. (Anchor) (defendant) agreed in principle to become the sole U.S. distributor for Monetti S.P.A. (Monetti) (plaintiff) food service products for ten years. Monetti sent Anchor a draft agreement. Anchor did not sign the draft agreement, but an Anchor employee drafted a memo that incorporated all of the terms in Monetti’s draft agreement and added additional terms that Anchor wanted. The employee initialed the memo. Monetti, as was required in its draft agreement, gave Anchor all of the assets of Melform, a Monetti subsidiary, which had previously distributed Monetti’s food service products. In addition, there was a second Anchor memo, an internal memo on Anchor letterhead that included in “Exhibit A” all terms of the draft agreement except one. Davis, the drafter of this memo referred to it as the “summary agreement” with Monetti. Not long after Anchor wrote this second memo, Monetti brought suit for breach of contract. Anchor argued that the statute of frauds precluded the lawsuit because the agreement was not to be performed within one year and was not in writing. The trial court held that the suit was barred by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) statute of frauds. Monetti appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Posner, J.)

What to do next…

  1. 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 747,000 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
  2. 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 747,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 46,100 briefs, keyed to 987 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.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 747,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 46,100 briefs - keyed to 987 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership