Monday, July 27, 2009

Informing a buyer of all defects


Yesterday we said that a seller must inform a buyer of all defects.

This rule applies even if the product's defect will not directly affect the consumer. For example, a Kosher butcher may not sell non-Kosher meat to a non-Jew without telling him the meat is not Kosher. Although the non-Jew certainly may eat non-Kosher meat, he thinks he is buying expensive Kosher meat, he assumes the Kosher butcher is selling him Kosher meat and so he is being defrauded.

(Code of Jewish Law Choshen Mishpat 228:6)

Have a good day,

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