Bowman & Bourdon, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. Robert E. Rohr et al., Defendants, Appellants, 417 F.2d 780 (1st Cir. 1969)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit - 417 F.2d 780 (1st Cir. 1969) October 28, 1969

Philip M. Cronin, Boston, Mass., with whom Phillip S. Cronin, Plymouth, Mass., and Withington, Cross, Park & Groden, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for appellants.

Richard W. Renehan, Boston, Mass., with whom Richard S. Chute and Hill & Barlow, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for appellees.

Before ALDRICH, Chief Judge, McENTEE and COFFIN, Circuit Judges.


The facts in this case are set out in the district court's opinion. Bowman & Bourdon, Inc. v. Rohr, 296 F. Supp. 847 (D. Mass. 1969). We have reviewed the evidence. The court's findings are warranted and we see no error of law.

We believe, in particular, that the court was warranted in finding that Bowman was misled. The failure to disclose the inventory unit cost changes involved here meets the test of materiality set forth in Rogen v. Ilikon Corp., 361 F.2d 260 (1st Cir. 1967). Furthermore, rescission is an appropriate remedy in this case. 3 Loss, Securities Regulation 1793-1794 (1961); see Mott v. Tri-Continental Financial Co., 330 F.2d 468, 471 (2d Cir. 1964); Kardon v. National Gypsum Co., 69 F. Supp. 512, 514 (E.D. Pa. 1946).