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Morton v. Lamb

Court of King’s Bench
101 Eng. Rep. 890 (1797)


Facts

Lamb (defendant) had agreed to sell Morton (plaintiff) corn. The parties intended that Morton would pay for the corn when Lamb delivered it. Lamb did not deliver the corn to Morton on the date the parties had agreed upon. Lamb argued that he was not satisfied that Morton would have paid for the corn upon delivery.

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Kenyon, C.J.)

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