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Case:Maple Farms, Inc. v. City School District of Elmira.Supreme Court of New York, 76 Misc. 2d 1080; 352 N.Y.S. 2d 784 (1974)Summary:On June 15, 1973, Maple Farms, Inc. signed a contract with City School District ofElmira, New York to supply them all the milk at a specified price for the year. Theprice quoted was at the current selling price, within six months the price had risen 23percent. Maple Farms, Inc. claimed they were unaware there would be such a largeprice increase. At this price they were set to lose a substantial amount of money. So,they filed a declaratory judgement to terminate the contract to supply milk at aspecified price to the school district.Legal Issue:The legal issue at hand is “Can an unforeseen rise in a merchant's cost that make aperformance "impracticable" constitute a legitimate guard to performance based oncommercial impracticability?"
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Business Law, Supreme Court of the United States, Judgment, City School District

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