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Maxwell v. Norwood Marine

19 UCC Rep. Serv. 829 (1976)

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Maxwell v. Norwood Marine

Massachusetts District Court, Appellate Division

19 UCC Rep. Serv. 829 (1976)

Facts

In December 1973, William Maxwell (plaintiff) contracted to buy a boat from Norwood Marine, Inc. (Norwood) (defendant) for $4,200. The boat was to be delivered in April 1974. In March 1974, Norwood sold the same boat to another buyer for $9,000. Norwood sold Maxwell a different boat for $7,200. The two boats were not of comparable types. Maxwell sued Norwood for breach of contract and won, but the trial court ruled that Maxwell had not proved any actual damages and granted him only a nominal award. Maxwell appealed that award to the Massachusetts District Court’s Appellate Division.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Flynn, J.)

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