Cat Chaser. Annette, who is angry because her neighbor, William, allows his dog to chase her cat, decides that she wants to get even. She moves a number of farm animals into her backyard and begins playing music at all hours of the night. She also steals a nice lawn chair off of William’s deck. She intends to keep the chair and not give it back. Annette further took a rake off of William’s deck that she plans to return after she finishes raking her leaves. William did not give her permission to take the rake. William is unhappy about the whole situation and wants to sue. What action would William have against Annette for taking the rake?
Assume Bob is driving and suddenly has an unexpected heart attack causing him to run over a student crossing the street breaking the student’s leg in the process. Which of the following is true?
To be successful in an intentional tort, the plaintiff must show that the defendant intended to harm the plaintiff.
__ torts occur when the defendant takes an action that is inherently dangerous and cannot ever be undertaken safely, no matter what precautions the defendant takes.
Tina negligently hits student Susie with her car. Which of the following is true?
Which of the following is false regarding how the Japanese tend to view contracts?
An agreement consists of an offer by one party and acceptance of the terms by the other party.
Which of the following provides that a revocation is effective only when received by the offeree?
Marcy’s Mom. Marcy’s mother, Sue, did not want her to date until she was older. She also wanted Marcy to attend law school. Just before Marcy started her freshman year in college, Sue told Marcy that if Marcy would refrain from dating until she received her law degree, then Sue would pay off all Marcy’s school loans and throw in an extra $50,000. Marcy agrees and states, “Thanks, Mom, and by the way, when I graduate I’m throwing you a big party for all you’ve done for me!” Sue smiles and hugs Marcy. Marcy finished law school and asked for payment of her loans, the $50,000 in cash, and for a car. Sue said, “No way – I know you went out on some dates during law school, and I never agreed on the car.” Marcy said those were just study nights and that her mother had never objected to Marcy’s frequent statements that she wanted a car upon graduation. Sue asks about the party. Marcy tells her that she is nuts because there is no way Marcy can afford a party since Sue has backed out of the deal. After some serious negotiation Marcy and Sue settled their dispute with Sue agreeing to pay for half of Marcy’s school loans and for all the expenses of Marcy’s upcoming wedding, and to forget about Marcy throwing a party for her. Was there sufficient consideration to support Marcy’s agreement to throw a party for Sue?
When a party to a contract performs a contractual obligation, that party will receive ___________.
Garage sale. Richard, who is cleaning out his garage, offers to sell Dawn a used computer for $200. Dawn replies that “I’ll think about it and buy it if I decide to do so.” Richard also calls Denise and offers to give Denise a used business law book. She is excited to receive the book and tells him that she will pick it up the next day. Richard also agrees to sell a communications book for $50 to Jill who promises to pick it up the next day. Meanwhile, Sam comes to visit, offers Richard $20 for the business law book and Richard sells it to him. Sam also offers Richard $50 for the used computer. Richard sells it to Sam because he does not expect to hear from Dawn. Sam sees the communications book and offers Richard $60 for it. Richard decides to forget about Jill and proceeds to sell the book to Sam for $60. Denise is very angry because Richard did not save the book for her and claims that he breached a contract because she had accepted his offer. Jill is also angry because Richard sold the communications book and informs him that he breached the contract he had with her. Exactly 31 days later, Dawn tells Richard that she would like the computer. She tells him that her response constituted consideration in that it bound him to an option contract and that he should have awaited her final decision. Richard tells Sam that he needs to return everything for a full refund. Sam refuses. Which of the following is true regarding Dawn’s statement that her response was sufficient consideration to bind Richard to an option contract and that he should have awaited her final decision?
A(n) _ occurs when a former minor does not specifically state that he affirms a contract entered into as a minor but takes some action that is consistent with intent to ratify the contract.
A ratification must be expressed in order to be legally valid.
Beauty Shop Woes. When Janice went to work as a hair stylist in Rick’s beauty shop, she entered into an agreement with Rick, whereby, if she left she would not work for another beauty shop within 50 miles for 2 years. Rick trained Janice in a number of new techniques. After nine months, Janice was offered a great job down the street at a new beauty shop, quit Rick, and had a number of customers follow her down the street to her new job. Rick claimed that she had signed a contract and had no right to go to work at the new shop. Janice disagreed and told Rick that no judge in the country would enforce such an agreement. Janice told Rick that she was more worried about a customer, Treena, who was threatening to sue her because her hair turned green after Janice worked on it. Janice agreed that Treena’s hair was damaged. Janice pointed out, however, that she told Treena that odd results could result from a dye attempt, and she required that Treena sign a contract releasing Janice from all liabilities before she did anything with Treena’s hair. Treena, however, sued anyway. What type of clause did Janice have Treena sign to the effect that she would not hold Janice liable for any bad results?
A(n) _ discharges the nonbreaching party from his obligations under the contract.
Which of the following are foreseeable damages within the contemplation of the parties at the time the breach occurs and that result from special facts and circumstances arising outside the contract itself?
What doctrine arose from cases in England in which parties, who had contracted for rooms along a parade route for the king’s coronation, received their money back when the coronation was canceled because the king became ill?
What does CIF stand for when used as a shipping term represent?
What does the term “FAS” when used as a shipping term represent?