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Johnson v. Davis
Florida Supreme Court
480 So. 2d 625 (1985)
Johnson (defendant) agreed to sell his house to the Davises (plaintiffs), but did not tell them what he knew about the poor structure of the roof. Mrs. Davis specifically asked about water marks on the ceiling, but Johnson told her that they were not water marks and that the roof was in good working order. After the Davises paid a deposit to Johnson for the house, a rainstorm occurred and Mrs. Davis entered the house to find water gushing in from the windows and ceiling. The Davises brought suit alleging breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Adkins, J.)
Dissent (Boyd, C.J.)
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