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Morris Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store
Citation:251 Minn. 188.
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store
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The Defendant (Great Minneapolis Surplus Store) listed an ad in the newspaper for three fur coats, also stating “First Come First Served $1 Each.” The Defendant also listed another ad for other items being sold in the same “First Come First Served” manner. The Plaintiff (Lefkowitz) appeared first at the store on several occasions, seeking to complete the purchase, but Defendant refused to sell to him, telling him that there was a house rule that the offer was intended for women only
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