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Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store, Inc.
Citation:86 N.W.2d 689 (Minn. 1957)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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On April 6, 1956, Minneapolis Surplus Store placed an advertisement in a local newspaper that on the following Saturday (the next day) three fur coats worth $100 would be on sale for $1 on a first-come-first-served basis. On April 13, 1956, the store placed another advertisement in the local newspaper stating that 2 mink scarves and 1 Black Lapin Stole (fur scarf) were similarly on sale for $1 on a first-come-first-served basis. On both occasions plaintiff was the first to enter the store and request the sale price but was denied the opportunity to purchase at the sale price based on ‘house rules’ that the sale was only for women. Plaintiff sued defendant for breach of contract.
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