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Torts Keyed to Underwood
MacPherson v. Buick Motor Company
Citation:111 N.E. 1050 (N.Y. 1916)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co
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The defendant sold an automobile to a retail dealer. The retail dealer resold to the plaintiff. While the plaintiff was in the car, it suddenly collapsed and the plaintiff was thrown out and injured. The accident occurred because one of the wheels was made of defective wood. The wheel was not made by the defendant. In fact, the defendant bought the wheel from another manufacturer. However, the defect could have been discovered by reasonable inspection, and that inspection was omitted.
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