Logourl black
From our private database of 14,200+ case briefs...

McNamara v. Nomeco Building Specialties, Inc.

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
26 F.Supp.2d 1168 (1998)


Facts

The McNamaras (plaintiffs) were renovating their lake home. The home’s bay window frequently fogged over, obscuring their view of the lake. Wishing to replace the bay window with a window that would not fog over, the McNamaras contacted Nomeco Building Specialties, Inc. (defendant). Nomeco’s sales representative recommended that the McNamaras install a particular type of window and verbally guaranteed that the replacement window would not fog over. The McNamaras installed the window that Nomeco had recommended, and the new window suffered from the same fogging problems as the prior bay window. The McNamaras sued Nomeco under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act for breach of the verbal warranty that Nomeco’s representative allegedly gave them. Nomeco filed a motion to dismiss or for summary judgment on the Magnuson-Moss claim.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Erickson, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 251,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,200 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.