Ware v. AllenAnnotate this Case
128 U.S. 590 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ware v. Allen, 128 U.S. 590 (1888)
Ware v. Allen
Argued November 28, December 3, 1888
Decided December 17, 1888
128 U.S. 590
On the proofs, the Court holds that the contract upon which this suit is brought never went into effect, that the condition upon which it was to become operative never occurred, and that the case is one of that class, well recognized in the law, by which an instrument, whether delivered to a third person as an escrow or to the obligee in it, is made to depend, as to its going into operation, upon events to occur or to be ascertained thereafter.
Parol evidence is admissible, in an action between the parties, to show that a written instrument, executed and delivered by the party obligor to the party obligee, absolute on its face, was conditional and was not intended to take effect until another event should take place.
In equity. Decree dismissing the bill. Complainant appealed. The case is stated in the opinion.
Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.