Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
158 A. 926 (1932)
On October 23, 1929, W.H. Owen (plaintiff) wrote a letter to R.G. Tunison (defendant) asking if he was willing to sell a lot he owned spanning one block of Main Street in Bucksport, Maine, referred to as the “Bradley block.” Tunison responded by letter from Cannes, France on November 12, stating that it would not be possible to sell the Bradley block unless he received $16,000 in cash, due to improvements he had made to the properties. Owen immediately sent another letter to Tunison stating his acceptance of the offer to sell the Bradley block for $16,000. However, Tunison promptly responded that he did not want to sell the Bradley block. Owen then brought an action for breach of contract against Tunison, claiming damages arising from Tunison’s refusal to sell the property. The case was reported to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine for decision.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Barnes, J.)
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