Moore v. Elmer
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
61 N.E. 259 (1901)
Moore (plaintiff), a psychic, predicted that Elmer (defendant) would die before the year 1900. Elmer entered into an agreement and provided a note whereby he promised to pay Moore the balance of her mortgage note if her prediction came true. Elmer died before 1900. Moore sued for enforcement of the agreement.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holmes, C.J.)