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Siemen v. Alden

Appellate Court of Illinois
341 N.E.2d 713 (1975)


Roland Siemen (plaintiff) owned and operated a sawmill. Siemen decided to purchase a multi-rip saw and contacted Lloyd Alden (defendant), the manufacturer of the saw. Alden could not provide the desired saw and referred Siemen to Edwin Korleski (defendant), who owned two of the Alden saws. Korleski sold Siemen an Alden saw after informing Siemen that the particular saw was not in working condition. Siemen was injured while operating the saw and sued Alden and Korleski under strict tort liability for selling a defective product and breaching warranties. The trial court granted Korleski’s motion for summary judgment on both claims, and Siemen appealed the order.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Moran, J.)

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