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Thompson v. Libby

Minnesota Supreme Court
26 N.W. 1 (1885)


Facts

Thompson (plaintiff) agreed to sell Libby (defendant) logs that he owned. The agreement was thereafter memorialized by a written contract. The written contract did not provide a warranty, including a warranty regarding the quality of the logs. Thompson filed suit and the matter went to trial. The trial court permitted Libby to introduce testimony for the purpose of proving a verbal warranty.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Mitchell, J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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