Phillips v. Moor
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
71 Me. 78 (1880)
Moor (defendant) entered into negotiations with Phillips (plaintiff) to purchase hay. Moor stated that his men would press the hay while he decided whether to purchase it, and he would charge Phillips for the pressing. Phillips accepted this offer. Moor subsequently made a written offer to Phillips to purchase the hay, which Phillips accepted. After Phillips received the acceptance the hay was destroyed by fire. Moor refused to pay the purchase price and charged Phillips for the pressing. Phillips sued for the cost of the pressing, and Moor sued for the purchase price.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Barrows, J.)
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