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Moch Co. v. Rensselaer Water Co
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Defendant supplied the City of Rensselaer with water. This water was used for various things, including fire hydrants. Plaintiff owned a building in Rensselaer, which burned down. The nearest fire hydrants were not able to produce sufficient water at an appropriate pressure to save the building. Defendant was under contract with the city to adequately provide this water. Plaintiff sued for damages caused by the failure of Defendant to “fulfill the provisions of the contract between it and the city of Rensselaer.” Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss the Complaint. Defendant’s Motion was denied. The appellate court reversed the district court.
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