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Reardon Smith Line v Yngvar Hansen-Tangen, [1976] 1 WLR 989

Facts:

Involved sale of ship – When delivered one party didn’t want it so said it didn’t correspond w/ the description

Ratio:

A buyer can only reject goods where they fail to conform to description in that they are a “different kind of goods” than what the buyer contracted to buy.

Analysis:

Argument – the ship was too big to built a yard specified in the K, so it was subcontracted out – when it came time to deliver the ship buyer rejected it because said it didn’t match description in the K. This is not a SGA case – the sale of chartering a ship is not a good.

Holding:

P failed to prove that this case was a description case


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