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Stroh Brewery v. Grand Trunk Western R.R.
Citation:513 F. Supp. 827 (1981).
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In September 1976, Stroh ordered a carload of malt for its brewery. The malt was placed into hopper car number CNW 172379. The malt was transported by Grand Trunk from Shakopee, MN to Detroit, MI. Around the same time, a carload of barley was ordered by Rickel Malting Company and placed in hopper car number CNW 173379. The barley was transported from Minneapolis, MN to Detroit, MI. Once the cars arrived in Detroit, Grand Trunk sent notices to Stroh and Rickel informing them the cars had arrived. Stroh contacted Grand Trunk and requested delivery of eight cars in a specific order, including the malt car. While fulfilling Stroh’s request, the switch crew mistakenly placed the Rickel barley car rather than the Stroh malt car on the siding for delivery. The mistake was not caught by Stroh and the barley was unloaded into existing malt resulting in contamination and burning out of grinding engines. The contaminated malt was removed by vacuum and sold as feed.
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