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Dehahn v. Innes
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
356 A.2d 711 (1976)
Everett Dehahn (plaintiff) and Richard Innes (defendant) contracted for Dehahn’s sale of heavy equipment to Innes. Upon delivery, and in response to Innes’s complaint that the equipment’s condition fell short of his expectations, Dehahn sent his employee to work on the equipment. Innes assisted the employee but ultimately rescinded the contract for trivial remaining defects that he could have set right at minimal cost. Dehahn later repossessed and resold the equipment and sued Innes. The trial court ruled that Innes had breached his contract and awarded Dehahn damages based on the difference between the equipment’s contract price and the price for which Dehahn resold it. Innes appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Dufresne, C.J.)
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