Cricket Alley Corp. v. Data Terminal Systems, Inc.
Kansas Supreme Court
732 P.2d 719 (1987)
Cricket Alley Corporation (Cricket) (plaintiff) purchased computerized cash registers from Data Terminal Systems, Inc. (DTS) (defendant). Cricket had purchased a Wang computer, which was located in its general office, and was told that the DTS registers would be able to communicate with the Wang computer. Cricket installed the DTS registers, but they were unable to communicate with the Wang computer. Cricket sued DTS for breach of an express warranty. Cricket sought incidental and consequential damages. Cricket’s claimed consequential damages represented its increased labor costs attributable to the failure of the DTS registers to communicate with the Wang computer. The jury awarded damages in Cricket’s favor. DTS appealed, arguing that Cricket was not entitled to recover consequential damages.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McFarland, J.)
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