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National Conversion Corp. v. Cedar Bldg. Corp.
Citation:23 N.Y.2d 621, 246 N.E.2d 351, 298 N.Y.S.2d 499
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National Conversion Corporation (“National Conversation”) (plaintiff) wanted to use the property to convert restaurant garbage into fertilizer. The corporation entered into a five-year lease with Cedar Building Corporation (“Cedar Building”) (defendant) under the belief that the leased property was located in an unrestricted zone. National Conversation was falsely reassured that its use of the property would not be in violation of the zoning ordinance. The City of New York filed violations against National Conversion and its enterprise was terminated. National Conversion sued Cedar Building for fraud and breach of warranty.
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