Louise Caroline Nursing Home, Inc. v. Dix Construction Co.

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Facts: The two parties entered into a contract, with Dix Construction promising to build a nursing home for the plaintiff.

Procedural History: An independent auditor came to the conclusion that even though Dix didn't fulfill its part of the contract, the Nursing Home suffered no compensable damages because the money needed to finish the building was equal to how much less Nursing Home paid Dix.

Issue: Should Nursing Home be entitled to expectation damages or reliance damages?

Holding: Plaintiff is entitled to reliance damages only.