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2009AP2295 Appleton Papers Inc. vs. Andritz BMB AG and Andritz Inc.

Contracts
Options to purchase; breach; consequential damages

Andritz BMB AG and Andritz Inc. (collectively, Andritz) appeal a judgment entered after a jury trial. Andritz primarily disputes whether it granted Appleton Papers Inc. an option to purchase manufacturing equipment and, if so, whether Appleton exercised the option. We reject Andritz’s arguments and answer both questions in the affirmative. We also reject Andritz’s arguments that consequential damages were either contractually precluded, unforeseeable, or not caused by the breach. Finally, we reject Andritz’s numerous challenges to the jury instructions and verdict questions, and affirm. Not recommended for publication in the official reports.

2009AP2295 Appleton Papers Inc. vs. Andritz BMB AG and Andritz Inc.

Dist III, Outagamie County, Des Jardins, J., Hoover, P.J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Krutz, David A., Milwaukee; Turke, Mary C., Madison; Kastens, Aaron H., Milwaukee; Odorizzi, Michele, Chicago, IL; For Respondent: Lucey, David M., Milwaukee; McGrath, Brian W., Milwaukee; Longley, Katherine M., Milwaukee

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