City Stores Co. v. Ammerman
266 F.Supp. 766 (D.D.C. 1967)
Facts: The defendants were trying to get some land rezoned and they promised the plaintiff a store in their new shopping center if the plaintiff would support their rezoning application. The defendants got the rezoning and opened the shopping center but refused to give the plaintiff a store. The plaintiff sued to make the defendant give them a store.
Issue: Should the court enforce specific performance?
Rule: Specific performance shall be enforced when the remedy at law is inadequate.
Analysis: The court found that the advantages of having a store in this new shopping center were “incalculable”.
Conclusion: The court ordered specific performance.