Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sullivan v. O’Connor case brief

Sullivan v. O’Connor case brief summary
296 N.E.2d 183 (1973)


CASE SYNOPSIS
Defendant surgeon appealed a judgment of the Superior Court (Massachusetts) upon a jury verdict finding a breach of contract to improve plaintiff's appearance.

CASE FACTS
Defendant surgeon, performed plastic surgery upon plaintiff's nose. Plaintiff was dissatisfied with the results and sued for breach of a contract to improve her appearance. The jury found for plaintiff and awarded damages for expenses and for pain and suffering.

DISCUSSION
The supreme judicial court affirmed, holding that plaintiff could bring a breach of contract action against defendant because he made promises of a specific outcome, and that pain and suffering beyond that contemplated were compensable.

CONCLUSION
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts affirmed, holding that plaintiff could bring a breach of contract action against defendant because he made promises of a specific CONCLUSION, and that pain and suffering beyond that contemplated were compensable.

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