Dodson (plaintiff), at the age of 16, purchased a truck from Shrader. Nine months after Dodson purchased the truck, it began to develop mechanical problems. Dodson continued to drive the truck until it “blew up” a month later. He contacted Shrader for a refund, but was refused. Dodson filed suit in general sessions court seeking to rescind the contract and recover the purchase price. The General Sessions Court found in favor of Shrader. Dodson appealed to the Circuit Court. Before trial, the truck was damaged in a hit-and-run accident. After trial, the Circuit Court permitted Dodson to rescind the contract and entered judgment in his favor in the full amount of the purchase price. Shrader appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Shrader appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.