Case Study: Domingo v. Mitchell
This case study looks at a group that pooled their money to pay the lottery each week with the expectation that they'd share the jackpot when they won. Well, one week, one person didn't participate and another said she'd lay out the money for her. Of course, she didn't follow through and, lo and behold, that week the group hit the lottery. To what extent will contract law enforce this sort of informal agreement with such tragic consequences? This case study looks at the Texas Court of Appeals' analysis of this thorny contract law issue.
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