Thornock v. PacifiCorpAnnotate this Case
Jason Thornock requested that PacifiCorp provide electric service to an irrigation pivot on his property using a particular easement. PacifiCorp did not utilize the easement that Thornock suggested but did provide electric service to the pivot using a different route under the terms of a second contract the parties entered into after the original contract. When PacifiCorp did not provide power under the easement provided for in the first contract, Thornock filed a complaint against PacifiCorp based on the alleged breach of the first contract. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of PacifiCorp. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the first contract between the parties had been superseded and that PacifiCorp was not required to perform under the provisions of that agreement.