merchantable quality


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merchantable quality

a now obsolete implied term that applied in contacts of sale. See now QUALITY.
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Shoes must be light and merchantable quality, quality tailoring, wrinkle-free, curved seams or other defects.
She denied any responsibility for Toby's state of health or that he "lacked merchantable quality at the time of sale or was unfit for purpose".
Pierson alleges that the hip implants she was fitted with “were not of merchantable quality, and have both commenced to malfunction.
The goods must be as described to you, they must be fit for their intended purpose and be of merchantable quality.
IV Clarification: Consumer Guarantees and Acceptable Quality A From Implied Terms to Consumer Guarantees B From Merchantable Quality to Acceptable Quality 1 Fit for All Normal Purposes 2 Acceptable in Appearance and Finish 3 Free from Defects 4 Safety 5 Durability 6 Price, Packaging and Pre-Contractual Statements V Clarification: The Relationship between Consumer Guarantees and Extended Warranties VI Substantive Changes: The Regulation of Express Warranties VII Substantive Changes: The Remedial Regime A The Right to Reject Goods B Compensation and Damages 1 Compensation Based on Reduction of the Value of the Goods or Services 2 Reasonably Foreseeable Losses VIII Conclusion
You'll have to take the dealer to the small claims court, but you must prove the car wasn't of merchantable quality at the time of sale.
c) Part V, Division 2: implying terms into consumer transactions as to merchantable quality and fitness for purpose;
Conditions as to merchantable quality of products where examination of samples has shown that a proportion of the poultry did not meet the requirements laid down in Article 6 of Regulation (EEC) No 1538/91
In a High Court writ the Duke's lawyers allege that Cessna and its agents failed to design,make, service and sell an aircraft of merchantable quality.
These contracts also protect the supplier against legal action by the customer, who might otherwise claim that the goods or services were not fit for their intended purpose, not of merchantable quality, or did not conform to the description given for them.
Kirkdale's after-sales manager Karen Phillips said: "I cannot agree that the suite purchased was not of merchantable quality and indeed it is fit for the purpose for which it was intended.
It is not clear, in law, what is meant by merchantable quality.