Contracts Keyed to Farnsworth
Black Industries, Inc. v. Bush
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Plaintiff, a company manufacturing drills, machine parts and components thereof and a purchaser of subcontract work from other suppliers, won the bid from the Hoover Company to supply certain parts to it at a specified price. Plaintiff then contracted with Defendant to supply the parts under the contract for a much lower price. Plaintiff then intended to keep the difference between the amount it billed the Hoover Company and the amount Defendant charged for the parts. Plaintiff initiated this action when Defendant failed to complete the order. In its defense, Defendant asserts that the contract is void as against public policy because Defendant turned a profit of 84.09% on anvils, 39.13% on holder primers and 68.33% on plunger supports. Since the end products containing these components were to be used in “the defense effort,” i.e. the Korean War, Defendant claims that these “profits” would be passed on to the government and the public.
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