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Aldrich v. Scribner

117 N.W. 581 (1908)

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Aldrich v. Scribner

Michigan Supreme Court

117 N.W. 581 (1908)

Facts

Frank Aldrich (plaintiff) purchased property owned by Enoch Scribner (defendant). Scribner’s agent told Aldrich that the property contained 175 fruit trees in good condition to bear fruit. Neither Aldrich nor Scribner had seen the property, though Scribner told Aldrich that statements made by the agent were true. Aldrich brought suit against Scribner, alleging that the representation made by Scribner’s agent was false. The trial court directed a verdict for Scribner. Aldrich appealed. The Michigan Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Carpenter, J.)

Dissent (Montgomery, J.)

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