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AVERY v. ALADDIN PRODUCTS DIVISION, NATIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC.
47746.
PANNELL, Judge.
Action on contract. Bibb Civil Court. Before Judge Carlisle.
The contract for the purchase of certain machinery recited that the machine "has been examined by Purchaser, and is accepted in its present condition" and that "[n]o representations or warranties, of any sort, express or implied, except warranty of title, have been made by Seller unless specifically set forth in writing in this contract," (there were no warranties set forth elsewhere in the contract) and also, "Purchaser shall keep said equipment in good and serviceable condition and repair, and shall not allow the same to be misused or abused. Loss, injury, or destruction of said equipment, with or without the fault of Purchaser, shall not release Purchaser from any liability hereunder." An action was brought on the contract by the seller seeking recovery of the balance of the purchase price. The purchaser, in defense thereto, sought to set up a failure of consideration based upon oral statements of the seller that the machine was in "good condition" and the further defense that the contract was unconscionable under Code 109A-2--302, which defenses were disallowed by the trial judge and the verdict and judgment were rendered in favor of the plaintiff. Defendant's motion for new trial claiming error in these matters was overruled and the defendant appealed. Held:
1. The provisions of the contract met the requirements of Code 109A-2--316 (3) (a) and no implied warranty arose out of the transaction, either as to merchantability under paragraph (2) of that section, which is expressly subject to paragraph (3), or as to fitness for a particular purpose under Code 109A-2--315, which latter section is also subject to the exclusions and modifications permissible under Code 109A-2--316. Therefore, evidence of a contradictory prior or contemporaneous parol agreement is prohibited by Code 109A-2--202.
2. The provisions of the contract contended by appellant to be unconscionable under Code 109A-2--302 are provisions which the law itself specifically permits. This contention is without merit.
3. There was no error in overruling the motion for new trial.
Adams, O'Neal & Hemingway, Jerome L. Kaplan, Thomas W. Talbot, for appellee.
Frank G. Wilson, for appellant.
SUBMITTED JANUARY 11, 1973 -- DECIDED FEBRUARY 22, 1973.
Friday May 22 12:54 EDT


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