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Goodman v. Dicker

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
169 F.2d 684 (D.C. Cir. 1948)


The plaintiffs applied for a franchise to sell the defendants’ radios. The defendants told the plaintiffs that the application had been accepted and that they would deliver thirty to forty radios for the plaintiffs to sell. In preparation for their operation under the franchise, the plaintiffs hired salesmen and solicited orders for the defendants’ radios. However, no radios were ever delivered and the defendants soon told the plaintiffs that the franchise would not be granted. The plaintiffs brought suit and the trial court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs for reliance damages and loss of profits.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Proctor, J.)

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