Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,200+ case briefs...

Roesch v. Bray

Ohio Court of Appeals
545 N.E.2d 1301 (1988)


The Roesch's (defendants) entered into a real estate contract and agreed to sell their home to the Brays’ (plaintiffs). The sales price agreed upon was $65,000, $45,000 of which would be paid at closing, with the other $20,000 due when the Brays sold their own home. The Brays defaulted on the contract five days later. The Roesch's, one year later, were eventually able to sell the home to other purchasers for $63,500. The net proceeds of the sale were about $52,000. At the time of breach, the housing market was not strong due to high interest rates. The Roesch's filed suit and moved for partial summary judgment on the issue of breach of contract. The trial court granted the partial summary judgment motion. The trial court awarded about $9,000 in damages for utilities, insurance, taxes, maintenance, advertising, and interest on the $45,000. Both parties appealed to the Ohio Court of Appeals. The Roesch's claim that the trial court erred by not awarding the difference between the contract price and the resell price. The Brays' claim that the maximum amount the Roeschs' should receive is the difference between the contract price and the resale price.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)

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 355,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,200 briefs, keyed to 222 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.