The purchaser contracted to buy the seller’s home. When the sale was due to complete a few months later, the home had risen in value and the seller refused to go through with the sale.
The purchaser sued, and a settlement was reached in which the seller agreed to complete the sale. Even though the purchaser paid the bulk of the funds to the seller by the date agreed to in the settlement, the realtor was a half month late in forwarding to the seller the $7,000 deposit. The seller then sued to set aside the entire settlement agreement. Mr. Barron, acting for the purchaser, and co-counsel Mr. Plunkett, acting for the realtor, were successful in obtaining an order dismissing the seller’s case entirely. Mr. Barron was also successful in obtaining an order for double costs against the seller.