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Implied Warranties by Jeffery G. Gilmore and Bill Fisher In recent Legal Columns we have addressed the topic of warranties. In the last issue we reviewed the enforceability of "express" warranties created by affirmative promises and statements made by a seller. The law of warranties, however, goes beyond the express promises of a seller. Sellers and manufacturers of goods also assume certain implied obligations. blocks in order to achieve a desired wall color and to eliminate the need to paint. In essence, the law imposes certain minimum standards or warranties which arise in the context of many transactions. This article will address two implied warranties: (1) the implied warranty of merchantability and, (2) the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Both of these