Re Casey’s Patents [1892]

Facts

  • The claimant promoted the defendant’s patents
  • After most of the work was completed, the defendant promised to pay. He subsequently didn’t pay

Issue

  • Could the past consideration make the promise to pay binding

Decision

  • Yes, claim succeeded

Reasoning

  • As there was an understanding of renumeration, there was an obligation to pay; the consideration was sufficient
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