DF v. Brown
|DF v. Brown|
|Citation||851 F.2d 920|
|Date decided||July 7, 1988|
2 fanatics of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright ("Wright"; 1867 - 1959) are the opposing parties in this case.
Mrs. Brown ("Brown") lived in a house designed by Wright & owned 1 of his Willits chairs.
DF Activities Corporation ("DF") instructed 1 of its arts directors to buy the Willits chair.
DF wanted to buy the Willits chair for $60,000 to be paid in 2 installments within 3 months. Brown denied any agreement to sell the chair.In spite of a clear deal, DF sent a confirmation letter & 1st installment payment of $30,000. Brown returned the $30,000 check & sold the chair to another party for $198,000.
DF sued Brown for breach of the oral contract to sell the Willits chair.DF lost.