Contracts Keyed to Calamari
Jacob & Youngs, Inc. v. Kent
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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The Plaintiff, Jacobs & Young, Inc. (the “Plaintiff”), built a home for the Defendant, Kent (the “Defendant”). The home cost more than $77,000 and the Plaintiff sues to recover the remaining balance of $3,483.46. The home was completed in June, 1914. One of the contractual specifications was that “all wrought iron pipe must be well galvanized, lap welded pipe of the grade known as ‘standard pipe’ of Reading manufacture”. The Defendant learned in March of 1915 that certain of the pipes used in the home were manufactured in factories other than Reading. In order to remedy this, substantial portion of the completed home would have had to be demolished. The Plaintiff refused to do the work and this suit followed.
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