In an action on open account for printing services and materials, the defendant appeals from the judgment. The trial judge sat without a jury. By defendant's own admission, the amount sued for was due and undisputed. The issue is: who owed the money?
Despite copious argument and citation of the law of agency, the issue here is factual: Did the plaintiff-printer look upon the defendant as his customer (they had done business for five years as outlined above) or as merely the agent of the defendant's various clients; i.e., to whom was the credit extended? There was sufficient evidence that plaintiff looked to the defendant for payment to authorize the trial court's judgment.