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George Mitchell v Finney Lock Seeds [1983] QB 284 Court of Appeal

The Claimant farmer George Mitchell purchased 30lb of Cabbage seed from the defendants for £192. The claimant planted the seed over 63 Acres and spent many hours of labour on the crops. The cabbage seeds only produced a small green leaf plant not fit for human consumption. The contract contained a clause which limited liability to the price of the seeds. The claimant had lost £60,000 + interest on the defective seeds.

The Court of Appeal held that the clause was unreasonable as the buyer would not have been aware of the fault whereas the seller would.
 
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