Lyon Financial Services, Incorporated, d/b/a U.S. Bancorp Business Equipment Finance Group v. Illinois Paper and Copier Company. MN contract law
In responding to a question certified to it by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court held: A breach of contract claim based on an alleged breach of a contractual representation of future legal compliance is actionable under Minnesota law without proof of reliance.
No. A13-1944 (Minn. July 2, 2014)
Please see the original opinion for the court's exact language.
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