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Javierre v. Central Altagracia, 217 U.S. 502 (1910)

Javierre v. Central Altagracia

No. 171

Argued April 26, 1910

Decided May 16, 1910

217 U.S. 502


Where a proviso carves an exception, dependent on a condition subsequent, out of the body of a statute or contract, the party setting up the exception must prove, and has the burden, that the condition subsequent has actually come to pass.

A contract for deliveries for a term of years, of sugar, terminable meanwhile only in case a specified new Central was built, could not, in this case, be terminated unless the particular Central contemplated was built; it was not enough that a Central called by the same name had been built.

Damages in a suit at law for failure to comply with the term of a contract for delivery of crop is an adequate remedy, and specific performance and an injunction against delivery to others should have been refused in this case.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 217 U. S. 506

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