I've been keeping an eye on the Law and Magic blog (because, well, it's a blog about law and magic!), and learned in this post about the crazy story of two octogenarian sisters from Connecticut who squared off against each other yesterday in New Britain Superior Court. Here are the facts as reported by the Associated Press, which will surely appear as a question in a law school Contracts 101 exam sometime soon.
Rose Bakaysa and her younger sister Theresa Sokaitis were two of nine siblings, and had always shared a special bond. As they hit their 70s and 80s, a big part of their connection centered around their dream of "jackpot riches." They shared lottery ticket purchases and went to casinos together. For years, however, lady luck avoided these gals.
Then, in 1995, Sokaitis won $165,000 playing poker at Foxwoods casino while her sister was on the slots nearby. Sokaitis testified this week that she intended to split it evenly with Bakaysa and ultimately gave her about $64,000. This big haul led the sisters to draft a written, notarized contract in which they agreed to split all future winnings equally between them.
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Posted by Bruce Carton on March 24, 2010
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