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Chrum v. Charles Heating and Cooling, Inc.

Court of Appeals of Michigan
327 N.W.2d 568 (1982)


In November 1978, the Chrums (plaintiffs) purchased a furnace from Charles Heating & Cooling, Inc. (Charles Heating) (defendant). Charles Heating installed the furnace in the Chrums’ home. On April 11, 1979, the furnace caused a fire, resulting in the destruction of the Chrums’ home and their possessions. The Chrums were not personally injured. The Chrums brought suit against Charles Heating, seeking, among other things, damages for emotional distress. Charles Heating moved for partial summary judgment as to the Chrums’ emotional distress claim. The trial court denied the motion. Charles Heating appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Gillespie, J.)

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