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Lewis v. Mobil Oil Corporation
Citation:438 F.2d 500
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Lewis (plaintiff) decided to convert his sawmill operation to a hydraulic system. To do so, Lewis purchased a used hydraulic system. Lewis requested hydraulic fluid to operate the system from a local Mobil oil dealer and also sought advice from another Mobil representative. Based on advice from Mobil (defendant), Lewis purchased Ambrex 810 oil to use in the system. He experienced difficulty with the system’s operation. Six months after the commencement of its operation, the hydraulic system broke down. A new system was installed and Lewis continued to use the Ambrex 810 oil. The new system still experienced problems. After flushing the system, installing a new pump, and using new oil, the system finally worked satisfactorily. Lewis brought suit against Mobil, alleging that the oil was not suitable for use in his hydraulic system.
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