Beaumont v. Prieto - 249 U.S. 554 (1919)


U.S. Supreme Court

Beaumont v. Prieto, 249 U.S. 554 (1919)

Beaumont v. Prieto

No. 303

Argued April 17, 1919

Decided May 6, 1919

249 U.S. 554

Syllabus

In the interest of justice, the Court may decline to dismiss a case, upon the ground that the writ of error and citation were not made returnable in time, where the irregularity had color of authority from the court below and one of its judges. P. 249 U. S. 555.

An offer to sell real property, in the form of an option allowing three months in which to buy at a certain price, is not accepted by an offer to purchase at that price conditioned to be paid on a date specified (beyond the three months) or "before and with delivery" of clear title. Id.

The opportunity to accept a continuing offer is lost by making a counter-offer. P. 249 U. S. 556.

The Court will not disturb a decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on a local question of contract unless clearly wrong. Id.

Affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.



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