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3. What was the uncle’s consideration?
4. What was the nephew’s consideration? rog80328_04_c04_062-088.indd 85 10/26/12 5:42 PM Section 4.5 Chapter Summary CHAPTER 4 Case Study: South Shore Amusements, Inc. v. Supersport Auto Racing Association
483 N.E.2d 337 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1985)
Facts: Under a written contract between South Shore Amusements and Supersport Auto Racing, South
Shore would lease the Raceway Park Motordrome (Raceway) from Supersport on September 24, 1974,
to show a closed circuit telecast of a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The
match was postponed because of the injury of one of the contestants. When Brotman, the president of
South Shore, learned about the delay of the match, he telephoned Jenin, the president of Supersport.
According to Brotman, during this telephone conversation, Jenin orally agreed to make Raceway available to South Shore to show the telecast of the match on the rescheduled date. Supersport denied that
such an agreement was made. In fact, on the rescheduled date the boxing match occurred, Raceway
was closed for the season.
In reliance on the alleged oral agreement, South Shore spent money in preparation to show the match
and also lost approximately $60,000 in anticipated earnings from ticket sales. Additionally, Supersport
failed to return South Shore’s $1,500 deposit and money received from ticket sales. South Shore sued
Supersport for breach of contract, and the trial court ruled in favor of South Shore in the amount of
$8,695, based solely on the uncorroborated testimony of Brotman, who was not only South Shore’s
president but also its attorney. Supersport appealed the judgment.
Issue: Was there a valid oral modification of the written contract?
Discussion: The appellate court acknowledged that a written contract can be modified by a later oral
agreement, but ruled that the trial court’s conclusion was completely against the weight of the ev...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/09/2014 for the course BUS 311 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.
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