Contracts Keyed to Dawson
Hobbs v. Massasoit Whip Co.
The Plaintiff, Hobbs (the “Plaintiff”), sent certain eel skins to the Defendant, Massasoit Whip Co. (the “Defendant”). The Defendant kept the skins for several months, did not say anything to the Plaintiff, and the skins were eventually destroyed. The Plaintiff and the Defendant had a previous business relationship. The Plaintiff had sent the Defendant eel skins in the same matter at least four or five times. Each of those times the Defendant paid for them. The only prerequisite was that the skins were over 22 inches in length and fit for business. The jury concluded the skins were fit and awarded the Plaintiff damages
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