Business Law: Case Scenarios

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DUE: 08.22.14 @ 11:59 pm.

 

Assignment #1:

 

Case Scenario #1

 

Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300.00. Antonio said that he 

would think about her offer and let her know his decision the next day. Norvel, who overheard 

the conversation between Carrie and Antonio, said to Carrie, "I accept your offer..” Carrie gave 

Norvel the books.

 

The next day, Antonio, who had no idea that Carrie had already sold the books to Norvel, told 

Carrie that he accepted her offer.

 

Please answer the following questions:

1. Is Carrie obligated to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel? Why or why not?

2. Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio? Explain.

 

Assignment # 2:

 

(Take a look at what constitutes effective acceptance of a 

contract.)

 

Case Scenario #2

 

Express versus Implied Contracts. Suppose that a local businessperson, McDougal, is a good 

friend of Krunch, the owner of a local candy store. Every day on his lunch hour McDougal goes 

into Krunch’s candy store and spends about five minutes looking at the candy. After examining 

Krunch’s candy and talking with Krunch, McDougal usually buys one or two candy bars. One 

afternoon, McDougal goes into Krunch’s candy shop, looks at the candy, and picks up a $1 

candy bar. Seeing that Krunch is very busy, he catches Krunch’s eye, waves the candy bar at 

Krunch without saying a word, and walks out. 

 

Is there a contract? If so, classify it.

In responding to the question be sure to: 

• Discuss the elements of an implied contract. 

• Discuss silence as acceptance

 

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