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Jacob & Youngs, Inc. v. George E. Kent
Citation:230 N.Y. 239.
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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The plaintiff built a home for the defendant at a cost of $77,000. The construction work stopped in June 1914 and the defendant began to occupy the house. The was no complaint of defective performance until March 1915. One of the specifications for the house was to use a certain type of Reading pipe. The defendant learned in March 1915 that some of the pipe was a product made in other factories. The plaintiff was told by the architect to start the work anew. This would mean the demolition a a majority of the structure. The plaintiff left the work untouched and asked for the final payment of $3,483.46.
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