Earle v. Angell
Facts: Dewitt promised her nephew, Earle, $500 in return for attending her funeral. Earle did attend and sued her estate for the $500. The jury found that a promise was given for a promise.
Issue: Was a promise given for a promise?
Rule: “[A] contract to pay money after one’s own death is valid.”
Analysis: The court says that there is no legal difficulty in enforcing the contract.
Conclusion: The court upheld the trial court’s verdict for the plaintiff.