Contracts Keyed to Dawson
Sherwood v. Walker
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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After the parties learned the cow was not barren, the purpose of the contract became frustrated, as the cow was initially sold as beef and not as a breeder. The trial court held that the contract should be performed at the agreed-upon price. Defendants appealed.
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