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Brown v. Vermont Justin Corp.
Citation:148 Vt. 192 (1978)
A. Brown Inc. (plaintiff), a tenant in a building owned by Vermont Justin Corp. (defendant), informed the defendant in early 1978 that there was a leak in the roof of the building. Although a few small repairs were made, the problem was not fixed, and the plaintiff continued to request for the next two years that the leak be fixed. In the fall of 1980, the interior ceiling panels and insulation collapsed into the plaintiff’s showroom, filled with refrigerators, washers and dryers, ranges, freezers, dishwashers, stereos, and televisions. The defendant still did not repair the roof, and additional damage was caused until a new landlord took over the building and repaired the roof. The plaintiff sued the defendant for breach of contract, seeking damages for the harm caused by the leak.
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