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Contracts Keyed to Templin
Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co.
Citation:350 F.2d 445 (1965)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Walker-Thomas Furniture Co. (plaintiff), a retail furniture store, would lease items to customers under an agreement whereby the customer would make payments on their purchases in installments. Until the item was fully paid off, title would remain with the plaintiff. Balance on all items purchased would also become due every time a new item was leased by a customer, meaning that if a customer defaulted on any one item then the plaintiff could repossess all items. Thorne (defendant) purchased a Daveno, three tables, and two lamps, and Williams (defendant) purchased a stereo from the plaintiff. Both defendants defaulted. The plaintiff sued to repossess all items purchased by the defendants. The defendants argued that the contracts were unconscionable.
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