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Oliver v. Ball

Superior Court of Pennsylvania
136 A.3d 162 (2016)


Facts

Jerome Oliver (plaintiff) contracted to purchase two tracts of land from Larry Ball (defendant). The land was close to Oliver’s home and contained a stream and timber and other minerals. Oliver wanted the land as an investment. Ball neglected to convey the properties. Oliver sued Ball in the Common Pleas Court of Butler County for breach of contract, seeking specific performance of the contract. The trial court found that Oliver failed to prove that he lacked an adequate remedy at law and granted Ball’s motion for nonsuit. The trial court denied Oliver’s posttrial motion to remove the nonsuit. Oliver appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Stabile, J.)

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