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Campbell Soup Co. v. Wentz
Citation:172 F.2d 80
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Campbell Soup Company (“Campbell”) (plaintiff) entered into a written contract with George Wentz and Harry Wentz (collectively “the Wentzes”) (defendants) for the sale of Chantenay red cored carrots. Their contract specified the price range of the carrots to be between $23 to $30 per ton. By the time the Wentzes harvested the carrots, the market price was at least $90 per ton and Chantenay red cored carrots were nearly unobtainable. The Wentzes informed Campbell that they would not deliver their carrots to them at the contract price. The Wentzes then sold the majority of their carrots to a neighboring farmer. Campbell brought suit against the Wentzes, seeking specific performance of the contract.
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