Logourl black
From our private database of 13,800+ case briefs...

Pullman, Comley, Bradley and Reeves v. Tuck-It-Away, Bridgeport, Inc.

Appellate Court of Connecticut
611 A.2d 435 (1992)


Facts

Vestpro Corporation (Vestpro) (defendant) contracted to purchase real property from Tuck-it-away, Bridgeport, Inc. (Tuck) (defendant). The contract gave Vestpro the right to cancel if Tuck could not convey title. Vestpro placed $100,000 in escrow with Pullman, Comley, Bradley and Reeves (plaintiff), the attorneys for Tuck. Before the December 10 closing, Tuck was told that Vestpro did not have funds for the purchase. The contract provided that at closing, “on payment of the purchase price…the seller shall deliver and the buyer shall accept, a full covenant Warranty deed.” On December 9, Vestpro’s attorney found a mistake in the property description. Vestpro did not attend the closing and sent Tuck a letter on December 12 explaining that it intended to cancel the contract based on a prior lis pendens, an attachment, and the mistaken property description. Tuck did not appear at closing either. Pullman instituted an interpleader to have the court determine who was entitled to the $100,000. The trial court awarded the full amount to Tuck as liquidated damages for Vestpro’s failure to appear at closing. Vestpro appealed to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Holding and Reasoning (Freedman, J.)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 171,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.