Michels v. Olmstead
157 U.S. 198 (1895)

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Michels v. Olmstead, 157 U.S. 198 (1895)

Michels v. Olmstead

No. 100

Submitted December 4, 1894

Decided March 18, 1895

157 U.S. 198

Syllabus

If, in an action at law upon a written contract, oral evidence offered by the defendant that the writing signed by the parties was not intended as a contract nor understood by either party to be binding as such, is excluded

Page 157 U. S. 199

by the court, upon the plaintiffs objection, as incompetent to control the written contract, he is estopped, at the hearing of a bill in equity thereupon filed by the defendant for an injunction against the prosecution of the action at law, to object that the evidence was admissible at law only.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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