Case Study for Keller V. Inland Metals All Weather

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Case study for Keller V. Inland Metals All Weather
Unit 2 Assignment 1
Prof. Elaine Lerner
By: Meghna Tanna
Date: February 21st, 2015

Facts of the case: Keller (plaintiff) installed a dehumidifier costing $30,000 from Inland Metals Weather Conditioning, Inc. All Metal was contacted by Keller as they had some issues of foul smelling near the pool and the air near the pool was hot and humid. But after the defendant (All Metal) installed a de-humidifier near the pool to treat the quality of the air, they still had same complaints as they did before they installed it. So Keller sued and trial court found that inland had breached an express warranty. A warranty is a contractual assurance that the goods will meet certain standards. It is usually a seller or manufacturer who gives it to a buyer and buyer relies on it. A warranty could be oral or written or both at same time reassuring the buyer of his contractual agreement. And EXPRESS WARRANTY is one that the seller creates with his words or actions. Whenever a seller clearly indicates that goods being sold will meet certain standards, seller has created an Express Warranty. Seller is bound by the his words and actions. So when All Metal sold a de-humidifier to Keller, they thoroughly explained the functionality of their product to Keller. That is Express warranty created by words. The problem of hot and humid air, foul smelling and water beads is very common and de-humidifier will be able to treat the air and make customers satisfied, if it is installed. Also, Inland’s president visited the site and reassured the same thing in letter citing out the all the reasons to buy their product. He expressly mentioned it all the air problems will be over. So Keller’s de-humidifier purchase is backed up verbally and written by president which makes it even more convincing to but from them. Trail court found that…...

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