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McElrath v. Electric Investment Co.
Citation:114 Minn. 358, 131 N.W. 380
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The McElraths (plaintiffs) leased a summer hotel property from Electric Investment Company (“Electric Investment”) (defendant). At the time of sale, Electric Investment had told the McElraths that an electric railroad would run cars to and from the city of Minneapolis and that the railroad would pass through the property. Therefore, the property would become an important summer resort for people in Minneapolis. The railroad was never constructed. The McElraths sued Electric Investment for the alleged false and fraudulent representations.
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