Monday, June 15, 2009

Practical Problems_Sales of Goods Act_6

The plaintiff, a butcher bought a carcass of a goat from the defendant, who was a meat shopkeeper in a meat market. The plaintiff in ignorance of the fact that it was exposed to tuberculosis, offered it for sale. It was seized by a Food Inspector, who adjudged the same as unfit for consumption, and condemned it to be destroyed. The plaintiff was also fined. Thereafter the plaintiff filed a suit against the defendant to recover the amount of fine and damages for breach of warranty under the Sale of Goods Act. The defendant pleaded that by usage of trade such an implied warranty was excluded. Decide.

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