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Hanford v. Connecticut Fair Association
Citation:103 A. 838
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Hanford (plaintiff) planned to hold a baby show in Hartford, Connecticut. The show was meant to exhibit babies, and some of the babies would be awarded prizes based on the perceived excellency and desirability of their traits. The Connecticut Fair Association (“the Fair Association”) (defendant) agreed to furnish a room for Hanford to hold the show and to pay Hanford $600. In 1916, a disease known as infantile paralysis was epidemic throughout Connecticut. The disease permanently crippled many who were afflicted with it and in many cases, could be fatal. The Fair Association notified Hanford that it wished to cancel their contract due to the epidemic. Hanford sued the Fair Association for breach of contract.
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