H.R. Moch Co. v. Rensselaer Water Co..docx - H.R Moch Co v Rensselaer Water Co Court of Appeals of New York 1928 Facts: severalpurposes,.,abuilding

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H.R. Moch Co. v. Rensselaer Water Co. Court of Appeals of New York, 1928 Facts :  Defendant entered into a long-term contract with the city to supply water for  several purposes, including for fire hydrants. During the course of the contract, a building caught fire. The flames spread to and destroyed plaintiff’s warehouse. Plaintiff brought  suit, seeking negligence damages, stating that defendant breached his duty of care within  the city.  Procedural History : The trial court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss. The appellate court reversed, holding that while a duty existed between defendant and the city, plaintiff  did not have a legally recognized interest. Issues : Did the defendant’s duty to the city extend to plaintiff as an individual member of the public? Holding (and Judgment): No. The Court of Appeals of New York affirmed the lower 
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