Lee v. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.

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Lee v. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., 552 F.2d 447 (2d. Cir. 1977).

Facts: Parties agreed that Defendant would relocate Plaintiff if Plaintiff sold their part in of a liquor distribution company, but the relocation portion of the agreement was not in writing. Defendant claimed the relocation agreement was too vague to be enforceable.

Issue: Was the relocation agreement part of the contract to sell the distributorship?

Holding: No, that portion of the agreement was too vague and uncertain.

Rule: Two Prong Test:

  1. The parties intended to be bound, and
  2. There is a reasonable basis to determine a remedy.