Warranty of Merchantability


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Warranty of Merchantability

A guarantee by a seller that a good or service reasonably meets the buyer's expectations. For example, if one buys a telephone, the warranty of merchantability requires the seller to ensure that the phone is able to make and receive calls. The warranty of merchantability is implied unless the seller specifically states otherwise. See also: Caveat emptor.
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It establishes a breach of the warranty of merchantability. However, resolution of this scenario depends on which party bears the risk of loss, which as discussed earlier is also dependent on the contract terms.
These special implied warranties are twofold: the implied warranty of merchantability, and the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
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