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R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co. v. Vanguard Transp. Systems, Inc.
Citation:641 F. Supp. 2d 707 (2009)
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Donnelly is a commercial printer; Vanguard is an interstate motor carrier. Donnelly contracted with Vanguard to pay Vanguard $750 to transport brochures for Macy’s post-Christmas sale from a Kentucky printer to Donnelly’s Atlanta distribution center by December 16. Vanguard breached. Vanguard told Donnelly that it would attempt to deliver the load, that it was having difficulty getting a driver, and that its computers were down. By the time Vanguard fixed the problems, it became too late to mail the brochures to Macy’s customers, and so Macy’s did not pay Donnelly for the brochures. Donnelly sued Vanguard for breach of contract, seeking to recover the cost of the brochures, $81,650. Vanguard contends that Donnelly cannot recover because it failed to mitigate damages.
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