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Riley v. Capital Airlines, Inc.

United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
185 F. Supp. 165 (1960)


Facts

Riley (plaintiff) agreed by oral contract to supply water methanol to Capital Airlines, Inc. (Capital) (defendant) for five years, with an option to renew. Riley purchased equipment in order to fulfill the contract according to Capital’s specifications. Capital denied that it entered into the contract, but that if it did, the contract was barred by the Alabama’s statute of frauds.  Riley filed suit for breach of contract.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, D.J.)

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  • 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.).

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