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Goar v. Village of Stephen

Minnesota Supreme Court
196 N.W. 171 (1923)


Minnesota Electric Distributing Company (the company) contracted with the Village of Stephen (the village) (defendants) to reconstruct its electric system. The contract provided that the company warranted its work to be free from defects for one year and that the village assumed the duty of reporting defects to the company. The company installed a transformer with wires too close together near Goar’s (plaintiff’s) home. Over time wind rubbed the wires, which eventually wore through. Approximately eighteen months after the company had completed and the village accepted the work, a high-voltage current discharged into Goar’s home, causing her serious injury. Goar sued and obtained a verdict against both the village and the company. Both appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Stone, J.)

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