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Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. v. Oleas Enter., Inc., D051391

In a breach of warranty lawsuit brought by plaintiff-clothing retailer, grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is reversed where: 1) the trial court's interpretation of rightful claim was erroneous; 2) a rightful claim under section 2312(3) is a nonfrivolous claim of infringement that has any significant and adverse effect on the buyer's ability to make use of the purchased goods; and 3) under this standard, the trial court could not properly concluded, as a matter of law, that the third party infringement claim against plaintiff was not a rightful claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/09/2008
  • Published 10/09/2008


  • IRION, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Gordon & Rees, Matthew D. Murphey, Kimberly D. Howatt, San Diego, and Steven Lawson, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Darren J. Quinn, Darren J. Quinn and Alexander E. Papaefthimiou, Del Mar, for Defendant and Respondent.
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