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Slade’s Case

Court of Exchequer Chamber
76 Eng. Rep. 1074 (1602)


Facts

John Slade (plaintiff) grew wheat and rye and sold the wheat and rye to Humphrey Morley (defendant). Morley promised to pay Slade 16 pounds in return. Morley did not pay, and Slade brought an action on the case on assumpsit. Morley argued that assumpsit was not a proper action.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning

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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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