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Mills v. Wyman, Mass 1825
The plaintiff was Mills and Wyman was the
defendant. Mills took in Wymanís son, who was 25 years old and
cared for him when he was sick. The young man was no longer living
at home at the time. He later died. Wyman subsequently promised to
repay Millsí expenses, but later refused to honor his promise.
Mills sued to recover the expenses. The court granted nonsuit to
Wyman. Mills appeals.
Is a moral obligation sufficient for
Judgment affirmed. No, a moral obligation is
generally not sufficient for consideration.
was unenforceable for lack of consideration
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