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Harnden v. Jayco, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
496 F.3d 579 (6th Cir. 2007)


Facts

Harnden (plaintiff) sued Jayco (defendant) when the vehicle Harnden purchased from Jayco malfunctioned and several attempts to repair the vehicle allegedly did not fix it. Jayco moved for summary judgment, supporting its motion with an expert report prepared by its employee. The report stated that the defects were minor and easily repairable for little cost, and the vehicle was overall in good condition. Over Harnden’s objections to the admissibility of the report, the court granted summary judgment to Jayco and Harnden appealed.

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