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Seegers v. Sprague

70 Wis. 2d 997 (1975)

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Seegers v. Sprague

Wisconsin Supreme Court

70 Wis. 2d 997 (1975)

Facts

Sprague (defendant) hired Keller as a general contractor to perform work on Sprague’s home. Keller brought in Seegers (plaintiff) as a subcontractor to perform work on the septic system. During the project, Sprague saw Seegers working on the property and discussed details about the work with Seegers. Sprague paid Keller for the work, but Keller disappeared without paying Seegers for the subcontracted work. Sprague sued Keller in an attempt to recover for defective work, but that action was stayed due to Keller’s absence. Seegers sued Sprague, seeking payment for his work under a theory of quantum meruit. The trial court ruled that Sprague was aware of Seegers’s work and was required to pay restitution to Seegers for that work. Sprague appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hanley, J.)

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