Ricketts v. Schothorn

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Ricketts v. Schothorn
Court Supreme Court of Nebraska
Citation 57 Neb. 51
77 N.W. 365
Date decided 1898

Facts

Plaintiff grandfather promised to pay defendant $6,000 if she quit her job. She quit her job, he died.


Rules

When the plaintiff is influenced by the defendant to alter his position on the faith of the promise, promissory estoppel may allow him to recover.