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Maxwell v. Norwood Marine
Massachusetts District Court, Appellate Division
19 UCC Rep. Serv. 829 (1976)
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
Holding and Reasoning (Flynn, J.)
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