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Laidlaw v. Organ
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Before it was made public, Organ (Plaintiff) learned from a friend that the War of 1812 was over. Plaintiff contracted to buy tobacco from Laidlaw (Defendant). Before the sale was complete, Defendant asked Plaintiff whether Plaintiff knew of any information that would affect the price of tobacco. It is unclear if or how Plaintiff responded. After peace was made public, the price of tobacco rose between 30 and 50 percent. Defendant reposed the tobacco he sold to Plaintiff by force. Plaintiff sued for the loss of tobacco.
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