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Campbell Soup Co. v. Wentz
Citation:172 F.2d 80 (1948).
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On June 21, 1947, Campbell and the Wentz brothers entered into a written contract for delivery of red cored carrots. The contract price for the carrots ranged from $23 to $30 per ton. During the 1947 season, the Wentzes harvested approximately 100 tons of carrots. In January 1948, the Wentzes informed Campbell they would not deliver the carrots at the contract price since the market price was over $90 per ton and these types of carrots were difficult to obtain. The Wentzes then sold 62 tons to a neighboring farmer, Lojeski, who in turn sold 58 tons (half of which went to Campbell). Campbell suspected that Lojeski was selling the “contract carrots” and refused to purchase more.
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