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Globe Refining Co. v. Landa Cotton Oil Co.
Citation:190 U.S. 540, 23 S.Ct.754
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Plaintiff purchased 10 tanks of crude oil from the defendant through a broker. Plaintiff agreed to supply the tank cars and send them to defendant’s mill for delivery of the oil. Prior to delivery, Defendant canceled the contract. Plaintiff filed suit in federal court for breach of contract alleging a variety of damages including: (1) contracting with the rail company to transport the tank cars, $900; (2) the cost of sending tank cars thousands of miles, $1,000; (3) defendant’s delay in notifying plaintiff of the cancellation, $2,000; (4) the lost use of the tank cars for thirty days, $700; (5) plaintiff’s breach of contract with its own customers for the promised oil and loss of customers, credit and reputation, $1,740; and (6) the additional freight charges incurred due to the breach, $350.
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