Vincent vs. Lake Erie Transportation

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Econ 404 5/6/2009 rmf34 Vincent vs. Lake Erie Transportation Judge: O’Brian, Lewis, Jaggard Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota (Location, Date): January 1910 Plaintiff: Vincent Case Summary: During a storm, a boat from Lake Erie Transportation docked at Vincent’s dock. The storm was very severe and the boat was knocked around and it damaged the dock during the storm. The boat couldn’t really leave, and it had to keep
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Unformatted text preview: using new ropes to stay secure during the storm. Defense: Lake Erie Transportation Verdict: A dock owner who has entered into a contract with a boat owner should know that that ship can use it during a storm for safety. If the dock becomes damaged during the storm even with due care, it is the dock owner who assumes the risk for the damage incurred during a storm. Law and Economics Notes:...
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