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Sullivan v. O’Connor
Citation:363 Mass. 579, 296 N.E.2d 183
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Sullivan (plaintiff), a professional entertainer, entered into a contract with Dr. O’Connor (defendant). Pursuant to the contract, Dr. O’Connor promised to perform plastic surgery on Sullivan’s nose. Sullivan desired the operation in order “to enhance her beauty and improve her appearance.” Dr. O’Connor was aware of Sullivan’s work as an entertainer. Sullivan underwent three operations to reduce the prominence of her nose. The operations were unsuccessful and had the adverse effect of worsening Sullivan’s appearance. In total, Sullivan spent $622.65 covering Dr. O’Connor’s fee and her hospital expenses. Sullivan sued Dr. O’Connor for breach of contract.
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