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Swinton v. Whitinsville Savings Bank
Citation:311 Mass. 677, 42 N.E.2d 808 (1942)
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On September 12, 1938, the defendant sold the plaintiff a house in Newton to be occupied by the plaintiff and his family. At the time of the sale, the house was infested with termites, and the defendant knew as much. The plaintiff had no ability to readily observe this infestation upon inspection of the house, and the defendant did not share this information. The plaintiff learned of the infestation two years later, at which point the damage was severe and the plaintiff put to great expense for repairs.
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