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Winter v. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Citation:938 F.2d 1033
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G.P. Putnam’s Sons (“Putnam”) (defendant) purchased and distributed a British encyclopedia about mushrooms to customers in the United States. The Winters purchased a copy of the book distributed by Putnam. While mushroom hunting, the Winters relied on the book to determine which mushrooms would be safe to eat. After cooking and eating their mushrooms, the Winters became critically ill and required liver transplants. The Winters sued Putnam for various claims related to misrepresentation.
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