Rashid v. Jolly

352 Mont. 552, 218 P.3d 499 (2009)

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Rashid v. Jolly

Montana Supreme Court
352 Mont. 552, 218 P.3d 499 (2009)

Facts

Laura Rashid (plaintiff) sold Dave Jolly (defendant) her mule named Fancy. After Jolly took possession of Fancy, the parties executed an agreement titled “bill of sale,” in which Rashid was granted a right of first refusal if Jolly ever decided to sell Fancy. Years later, Jolly sold Fancy to another family without notifying Rashid. Rashid went on an out-of-state trip to locate Fancy and eventually did. Rashid brought suit against Jolly seeking to recover the costs associated with her search and for return of the mule. The district court ultimately held that Jolly breached the contract and awarded both compensatory and punitive damages to Rashid. Jolly appealed.

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