Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Remco Enterprises, Inc. v. Houston

677 P.2d 567 (1984)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,200+ case briefs...

Remco Enterprises, Inc. v. Houston

Kansas Court of Appeals

677 P.2d 567 (1984)

Facts

Alice Houston (defendant), a 20-year-old single mother with three children and a ninth-grade education, signed a rent-to-own agreement with Remco Enterprises, Inc. (Remco) (plaintiff) for a television. Under the rent-to-own contract, Houston would make weekly payments over a set time period to transform her rental into purchase, and Remco would service the television while Houston was renting it. Remco did not run a credit check on Houston or require a down payment. The contract said that Houston would own the television after paying $17 a week for 104 weeks. Houston could cancel the contract at any time by returning the television. Houston stopped making her weekly payments before the end, but she did not return the television. Remco sued Houston to recover the television and the overdue rental payments. Houston argued that the rent-to-own contract was unconscionable and unenforceable because it would charge her $1,768 for a television with a wholesale value of $500. The television’s retail price was $850. The trial court found that the contract was not unconscionable, but it also held that Houston owned the television and did not need to pay Remco anything more for it. Both parties appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Miller, J.)

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 585,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead 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.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,200 briefs, keyed to 984 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.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,200 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership