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Berg v. General Motors Corp.
Washington Supreme Court
87 Wash. 2d 584, 555 P.2d 818 (1976)
Loren Berg (plaintiff) was a commercial fisherman. He purchased an engine for his boat, which had been manufactured by General Motors Corporation (GM) (defendant). The engine broke down during fishing season, and Berg suffered lost profits. Berg sued GM for negligence in manufacturing, as well as other claims, and requested damages for lost profits. All claims against GM were dismissed by the trial court. The negligent-manufacturing claim was dismissed on the grounds that lost-profit damages could not be awarded for a negligent-manufacturing claim. Berg appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Wright, J.)
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