Beale v. Walton


Oral Argument
10/19/06 – 10/19/06

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Case Description: This case stems from an alleged oral contract for the sale of land. Respondent has sued for specific performance of a contract to buy undeveloped land from the Beales in Newark, Delaware as negotiated between the parties between 1988 and 2001. The Petitioners counterclaimed to quiet title. Although neither party signed any agreement, Walton paid taxes on the disputed property for three years and provide a deposit of $20,000 to the Beales in anticipation of the sale.

Proceeding Description: In this appeal the Petitioner argues that the Court of Chancery erroneously established a contracting obligating the Petitioner. Respondent argues that the court did not erroneously establish a contract.

Outcome: The Supreme Court of Delaware affirmed the Court of Chancery’s holding.


The Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Chancery’s holding.


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