Appeals Court Holds Sellers To Their Word
When the owners of a boat said it was in “good and seaworthy condition,” that created a warranty, the Idaho Court of Appeals says.
The court on Thursday ruled unanimously for William Pitzer and against Donald and Carol Swenson in a Kootenai County case.
Pitzer bought a boat from the Swensons for $24,500, but later found it had dry rot and repairs cost nearly $12,000.
Pitzer won a District Court judgment for that amount, plus costs and attorney fees.
The Court of Appeals agreed with the ruling.
In another decision, the Court of Appeals rejected the argument in a Cassia County case that a defendant’s rights were violated when officers took a blood-alcohol sample without a warrant.
Arcadio Rodriguez pleaded guilty to aggravated drunken driving after an automobile accident in which several people were injured.
The Court of Appeals rejected his argument that the involuntary taking of a blood sample violated his constitutional rights.