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Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd

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Decided  23 May 1979
End date  May 23, 1979
Citation(s)  [1979] 2 NZLR 744
Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd
Full case name  Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd
Judge(s) sitting  Woodhouse, Richardson, McMullin
Ruling court  Court of Appeal of New Zealand
Similar  Knyvett v Christchurch Casinos Ltd, SGS (New Zealand) Ltd v Quirke Export Ltd, Rayneon (New Zealand) Ltd v Fraser

Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd [1979] 2 NZLR 744 is a cited case regarding repudiation.

Contents

Background

Lapco manufacture 4,000 bags for Starlight. 571 bags into the contract, they sent Starlight a letter saying "we wish to advise you that our new price will have to be $4.10 per bag from now on. Furthermore, we wish to point out that we are going to step up the rate of production of your bags in order to avoid any further increase".

Starlioght treated this letter as repudiation, and sent them a letter saying "we have decided to cancel the contract with your company forwith".

Held

The court ruled that the contract was not repudiation.

References

Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd Wikipedia


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