brief one rachel klie - Rachel Klie STYLE: Lucy v. Zehmer...

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Rachel Klie STYLE: Lucy v. Zehmer COURT: Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals CITATION: 196 Va. 493; 84 S.E.2d 516; 1954 Va. ISSUE: Can the performance of a contract be based on a person’s silent or mental intent along with their perceived and outward actions? FACTS: W.O Lucy and J.C. Lucy (Plaintiffs) have filed suit against A.H. Zehmer and Ida S. Zehmer (Defendants) by which it was alleged the Zehmer’s had sold to W.O. Lucy a tract of farmland containing 471.6 acres (the Ferguson Farm) for $50,000. On December 20 th , 1952 compainant J.C Lucy met with defendants A.H Zehmer and his wife Ida S Zehmer. During the meeting, Lucy began to speak about the interest in purchasing Zehmer’s farm. Lucy offered $50,000 to purchase the farm, and Zehmer did not believe him. Lucy told him to write up an agreement to that effect, and he would buy it. Zehmer write the following words on the back of the resturant bill, “ "we do hereby agree to sell to W. O. Lucy the Ferguson Farm for $50,000 complete." Then had his wife Mrs. Zehmer sign it too. Zehmer brought it
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