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Halliburton Co. v. Eastern Cement Corp.
Florida District Court of Appeal
672 So. 2d 844 (1996)
Eastern Cement Corporation (Eastern) (plaintiff) bought a pneumatic cement-piping system from Halliburton Company (Halliburton) (defendant). The system did not perform as warranted. Eastern sued Halliburton, claiming that had the system performed as warranted, Eastern would have purchased four more such systems, which it would have put to use to enter the containerized-cargo business, an industry in which Eastern had no prior experience and no documented plans for engagement. The trial jury found Halliburton liable for breach of warranty and awarded over $24 million in damages, based on the profits Eastern claimed to have lost due to its inability to launch its container ships. Halliburton appealed to the Florida District Court of Appeal.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Farmer, J.)
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