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Bennett v. Hayes
Citation:California Court of Appeal, 1975. 53 Cal. App.3d 700, 125 Cal.Rptr. 825.
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Bennett (Plaintiff) owned a foreign car repair shop in Menlo Park, CA. Plaintiff made an oral agreement with Hayes (Defendant) to make various repairs on his 1964 Jaguar for $187. Upon further inspection, plaintiff informed defendant that further repairs were needed to the rear brakes, and this would cost $200. Defendant orally authorized these additional repairs. Plaintiff billed defendant $500 for the repairs, even though Defendant only authorized $387 in repairs, so defendant refused to pay. Defendant never received from Plaintiff a written estimate of the cost of repairs.
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