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Bazak International Corp. v. Mast Industries, Inc.
Citation:73 N.Y.2d 113, 535 N.E.2d 633, 538 N.Y.S.2d 503
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Mast Industries (hereinafter “Mast”) (defendant-seller) offered to sell Bazak International (hereinafter “Bazak”) (plaintiff-buyer) textiles. Mast and Bazak met and negotiated all the terms of their oral contract except for the price of the textiles. The two parties eventually agreed on a price of $103,330 the next day. Mast informed Bazak that they would receive written invoices for the goods the next day and that the textiles would be delivered shortly. No invoices arrived, and Bazak contacted Mast, who assured them that the invoices were on their way. Bazak sent Mast purchase orders, which Mast confirmed they had received. Mast never delivered the textiles and Bazak sued them for breach of contract.
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