Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
412 A.2d 1314 (1980)
George Barb (plaintiff), who was 16 years old, bought a used gas engine from Robert Wallace. Barb told Wallace that he planned to use the engine in a go-cart. Barb also told Wallace that he was taking a car-mechanics course in which he had worked on small engines. Wallace told Barb that the engine could be used in a go-cart because the “shaft was out the side of the engine” and the engine “ran good.” When Barb tried to start the engine, it exploded, causing him injury. Barb sued Wallace for breach of the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Wallace argued that because Barb was taking a class on small engines, Barb’s skill and judgment were at least as good as Wallace’s. The trial court granted Wallace summary judgment. Barb appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Couch, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 220,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.