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Thorne v. White
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
103 A.2d 579 (1954)
White (plaintiff) contracted to have Thorne (defendant) put a new 4-ply roof over the old roof of White’s residence for $225.00. Thorne began work but eventually discontinued the project. White subsequently hired Koons Roofing Company (Koons) to complete the work for $582.26. The contract with Koons provided for a 5-ply roof rather than a 4-ply roof, and required Koons to replace White’s roof entirely, rather than simply cover the old roof. These differences increased the cost of the project. White sued Thorne for $357.26, which was the difference between the contract price with Thorne and the contract price with Koons. The trial court ruled in favor of White. Thorne appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Quinn, J.)
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