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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Patrick Ryan, Respondent, v. Progressive Grocery Stores, Inc., Appellant.

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Should mere sellers of a defective good be liable for latent defects that are likely created by the manufacturer? Plaintiff was injured when he bit into a loaf of bread that had a pin in it. The loaf had been purchased from the defendant's store. At the time of the purchase, the plaintiff's wife had specified the brand of read. The defendant's salesman gave the plaintiff's wife the desired loaf of bread, still wrapped in a factory-sealed package.