Webb v McGowin - permanent disability. D. promised to...

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Case: Webb v. McGowin Class Notes Court / Date: Judge: Facts: Issue: Holding: Procedural History: Rule: Rationale: Ct of App AL (1935) Original complaint was amended. Demurrers to the amended complaint were sustained and P. took a nonsuit. P. appeals judgement of nonsuit. Where P. clearing upper floor of mill started to turn block loose so that it would drop to ground but saw deceased (testator of D.) on ground where block would have fallen. To divert course of its fall P. fell with it sustaining injuries causing
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Unformatted text preview: permanent disability. D. promised to compensate P. and pay him $15 biweekly for the rest of his life. P. is suing the Executors of D.s estate for the remainder of the payments, as well as future payments. Whether or not promise has sufficient consideration. Yes, deceased's agreement to compensate P. held valid and was supported by consideration. A subsequent agreement or promise to an action is sufficient consideration because of material benefit received. Reversed and remanded....
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