No. 9975.

351 P.2d 901 (1960)

Clifton W. and Helen E. COLEMAN, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. Mildred HIGGINS, Administratrix with the Will Annexed of the Estate of Walter A. Songster, Deceased, and Lillian I. Songster, Defendants and Respondents.

Supreme Court of Montana.

Decided May 9, 1960.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ralph J. Anderson, Stanley P. Sorenson, Helena, Joseph T. Wilson, White Sulphur Springs, for appellants. Ralph J. Anderson and Joseph T. Wilson argued orally.

Wellington D. Rankin, Arthur P. Acher, Helena, James H. Higgins, White Sulphur Springs, argued orally for respondents.

CHARLES B. SANDE, District Judge, sitting in place of BOTTOMLY, Justice.

The facts in this case may be summarized as follows:

The action is one in quantum meruit to recover the reasonable value of services performed by the plaintiffs for the benefit of the defendants, consisting of making permanent improvements upon property of the defendants located in Meagher County, Montana, known as the Songster Ranch.

Defendants, by answer, alleged that...

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