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Mencher v. Weiss – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Mencher v. Weiss, 306 NY 1, 114 N.E.2d 177 (1953), the Court held that the defendant Weiss was personally liable on the guaranty by signing one time, on the contract where the printed word member appeared on the same line.

The agreement provided that a member could be held individually liable for wages, vacation pay and welfare and pension benefits due employees under a collective labor agreement.

The Court further held that a person is bound by the contents of the contract he or she signs.