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CLARK v. PAGE OIL CO.

April 18, 1941

CLARK
v.
PAGE OIL CO.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: GIBSON

The defendant has moved to dismiss the complaint, alleging that it fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.

The complainant asserts that he was a real estate broker at the times involved in the suit; that he was employed by the defendant to act as its agent for the purpose of making sale of its oil property, and as embodying the offer of such employment was given the following writing:

 "Page Oil Company

 "Olean, New York

 "May 12, 1937.

 "Mr. Thomas Clark,

 "Buffalo, N.Y.

 "Deal Sir:

 "This company has title to and owns the oil right on the Ralph premises located in the Townships of Wetmore and Sergeant, McKean County, Pennsylvania, the acreage of which aggregates 5300 acres, all of which is owned in fee except about 400 acres.

 "At any time within forty (40) days from this date we will sell this property to you for Two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000.00) and out of that will pay you commission of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

 "Yours very truly,

 "Page Oil Company,

 "By (signed) Wilson K. ...


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