DOYLE-KIDD D. G. CO. v. INGRAM

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DOYLE-KIDD D. G. CO. v. INGRAM
1927 OK 233
259 P. 211
126 Okla. 161
Case Number: 17540
Decided: 08/02/1927
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

DOYLE-KIDD D. G. CO.
v.
INGRAM.

Syllabus

¶0 1.Appeal and Error--Decision on Former Appeal Controlling. This court having held on a former appeal that the trial court should have directed a verdict for the defendant at the close of all the evidence, and inasmuch as there is no substantial difference in the facts presented in this case from those presented in the case when it was here before, the decision of the former appeal is controlling.
2. Same--Judgment not Sustained. Record examined, and held, insufficient to support the judgment of the trial court. Poe &

Poe and Archibald Bonds, for plaintiff in error.
Neff and Neff and Harry G. Davis, for defendant in error.

HEFNER, J.

¶1 A. T. Ingram, the defendant in error, sued the Doyle-Kidd Dry Goods Company, the plaintiff in error, and recovered judgment in the sum of $ 2,990. The contract relied upon by the plaintiff was oral and, as stated by him in his evidence, is as follows:

"The agreement was that they would place a man in the store and the business would go on in the regular way; that when there would be a shortage in any part of the dry goods it would be replaced. We would go right along with the business and check it at the end of each month. I would be paid a salary of $ 150 a month and their man would, and then when we had paid the Doyle-Kidd Dry Goods Company what they had in it, this surplus money that had accrued during the month would be paid to the Doyle-Kidd Dry Goods Company account, and then when this had been all paid back, the business was to be turned over to me in the clear."

¶2 This is the second appeal in this case. In the first trial Ingram recovered judgment in the sum of $ 2 990, and the case was appealed to this court, and is reported in 110 Okla. 3, 236 P. 37. The facts are rather fully stated in the opinion in the former appeal, and we can see no substantial difference in the facts as they were presented before and in the facts as they appear in the instant case. When the case was here before, this court said:

"We think the court erred in overruling defendant's demurrer to plaintiff's evidence; and erred in refusing to direct a verdict for the defendant at the close of all the evidence as was requested by the defendant."