Contracts Keyed to Murphy
Raffles v. Wichelhaus
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Both Plaintiff and Defendant agreed to the item sold and the price and method of conveyance, via the ship “Peerless.” The problem came about, when it became evident that there were two ships “Peerless.” Plaintiff brought suit seeking performance of the contract because he did as told and shipped the cotton via “Peerless” and defendant countered, contending that the cotton did not arrive on time, as it was expected on the October ship, rather than the December ship. Judgment was entered for the Defendant.
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