Pearce v. Ham
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113 U.S. 585 (1885)
U.S. Supreme Court
Pearce v. Ham, 113 U.S. 585 (1885)
Pearce v. Ham
Submitted January 9, 1885
Decided March 2, 1885
113 U.S. 585
F contracted with a county to construct a public building, and gave bond with K as surety for the performance of the contract. F abandoned the contract. After procuring some modifications in it at request of H, K assigned the contract to P and H as partners with equal interests. P and A agreed with W to construct the building. H then left the vicinity and engaged in other work elsewhere. W constructed the building. K received the compensation under the original contract, paid W in full
for the work done by him, and divided the profits with P, claiming to be partner. Held that H could recover one-half of the profits from P and from K.
The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.
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