Webb v. McGowin (1936)

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Webb v. McGowin (1936)
Court Alabama Supreme Court
Citation 232 Ala. 374
168 So. 199 (1936)
Date decided February 18, 1936
Followed Webb v. McGowin (1935)


The plaintiff saved the defendant from an injury which caused himself an injury, and the defendant promised that he would take care of him for the rest of the plaintiff’s life with a certain amount of money. The defendant died, and the executor of his will refused to continue making the payments.


Whether moral consideration along with a past benefit to the defendant may be sufficient to enforce a contract.


McGowin's petition for review is denied.


Judgment for the plaintiff.


When there is a moral obligation of the promisor, along with a material and substantial benefit to him, then the consideration may be sufficient.