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MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co.
Citation:111 N.E. 1050 (N.Y. 1916)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co
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MacPherson (Plaintiff) purchased from a retail dealer a car that was manufactured by Buick Motor Co. (Defendant). One of the wheels, which Defendant had purchased from another manufacturer, was defective. The evidence presented in the case showed that the defect could have been discovered if Defendant had completed a reasonable inspection. The wheel crumbled and Plaintiff was thrown from the vehicle, sustaining injuries.
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