E & J CONSTRUCTION COMPANY v. LIBERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. (Tenn. Ct. App. August 27, 2010)
E & J Construction Company ("Plaintiff") purchased a metal building from Liberty Building Systems, Inc. ("Defendant"). The metal building was purchased by Plaintiff for one of its customers, Camel Manufacturing Company ("Camel"). Plaintiff constructed the metal building for Camel and connected it to an existing building. Almost from the outset, there was a problem with leaking. Plaintiff sued Defendant raising various claims including, among others, breach of contract. After the Trial Court granted Defendant's motion for partial summary judgment, the case proceeded to trial on the few remaining claims. At the conclusion of Plaintiff's proof, the Trial Court granted Defendant's motion for directed verdict. Plaintiff appeals. We reverse the grant of a directed verdict on Plaintiff's breach of contract claim and remand for further proceedings. The judgment of the Trial Court otherwise is affirmed.
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