Right after the contract was signed, she went out on her own and did her own … Hypo: Contract to deliver oil on Tuesdays, but delivery on Wednesday morning. In early 1982 he began to show gradual changes in behavior, indicating mental disorder. dmgs nominal. Usually cost of replacement is the measure, unless it’s grossly out of proportion to the good to be attained. DISSENT: “Different or inferior” is not a matter of law; it’s a matter of fact and should be decided at trial. Ct. awards reliance damages as though it were promissory estoppel, but in fact it is just a contracts case where reliance damages are awarded. Offeror is generally master of terms of acceptance, along with rules of common sense and reasonableness, such as in § 65, merely default terms. P BUSH RULE: Parties cannot breach and then sue on the contract. (Especially easy to void if one party has no chance to understand the terms and the other party knows this.) A willful transgressor has no remedy at law, but the accidental transgressor can hope for mercy. I have increased the value of the property because all future buyers would want to get rid of the trailer, and now I’ve already incurred the costs of removing the trailer. Contingency never contemplated (obviously). What if buyer wants to include evidence of a fountain in the middle of green acres? DOCTRINE: § 201! Otherwise no one could ever profit from information gained, perhaps through legitimate effort. Question: Can it not be said that one party knows of the other’s ignorance? Cancel anytime. But where mitigation actually occurs, the analysis is ex post, as the best evidence of whether mitigation was possible is whether it happened. AGREEMENTS TO AGREE General question with agreements to agree: Have you agreed to the core terms, and thus are bound to the contract, or are the core terms themselves subject to further definitive agreement? Parties here acted in good faith. actually do now is much more limited than the early cases indicate. Uncertainty of Harm Chicago Coliseum Club v. Dempsey (1932) F: Dempsey backed out of agreement to fight. [119 Cal.App.3d 806] V. JURY MISCONDUCT Ford contends that the judgment should be reversed for jury misconduct. Abel is also an electrician and could earn $15/period as such. Dodge v. Ford Motor Company, 204 Mich. 459, 170 N.W. They breached, but her business was losing $. Crim. And this is what the law tries to do, even if it’s cumbersome (weak correlation among cases though). UCC § 2-715: Buyer’s Incidental and Consequential Dmgs. They must be designed to protect the employer’s interest, not to be punitive. Dodge v. Ford Motor Co., (1919);. Shippers with unusual items must protect themselves. The Ct. finds that Texaco is just trying to add terms that were hardly necessary in order to justify annulment of the contract. A’s argument: I have increased the value of your property because I got rid of the eyesore of a trailer from oceanfront property! (Question: What does this mean?) United States Supreme Court. Adler: Ct. should find the ctct void because of the lack of a quantity term, but the real reason is that it’s an irrational contract. » Forget about profits per se. A claims no damage because trailer isn’t worth anything. There’s no such thing as reliance damages! There’s no way to eliminate the requirement of consideration; if there is no bargain made in the formation of the promise, and nothing is done in reliance on the promise, the right to back out of the contract is always present, even if the breaching party has explicitly revoked that right previously. Hypo: Consider the timing of damages. Murphy v. Ford, 390 F. Supp. H: The contract is VOID! Ford v. Wainwright, 477 U.S. 399 (1986) Ford v. Wainwright. Hypo: Abel is a plumber and earns $20/period. SP compromises efficient breach, but not severely, because you just hand over the land (there is no spilling of paint, etc. NOTE: This can be very inefficient for society, even if it is more efficient for the actual party (ie, fishermen), because they choose to breach or not based on A, the value of their assets, but the loss to society is calculated in terms of L, the actual value of performance (ie, fish). Seller’s argument is still the same: “Your honor, this is obviously false or it would have been included.” Best method for parties to protect themselves against future liars is to include a specific integration clause, stating that that this is inclusive of absolutely every dealing between them. No reasonable opportunity to understand the terms Unreasonable substantive terms—terms so complicated that no reasonable consumer should be responsible for it if not brought home to consumer. §2-305: Ct. can impute market price if left out. CONFLICT w/ UCC §2-205 (Firm Offers): Under the UCC a written guarantee to leave the offer open is not revocable for lack of consideration during the time stated (or, if not stated, for a reasonable time not to exceed 3 months). = In the Ford case (1988), the Supreme Court of Canada declared that sections 58 and 69 of the Charter of the French Language (Law 101), which required the exclusive use of French in commercial signs and the style of firm names, were incompatible with subsection 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and section 3 of the Québec Charter of Human … 1 Facts 2 Issue 3 Decision 4 Reasons 5 Ratio Duff-Gordon was a celebrity who attached her name to products to help them sell in return for payment. Where does the burden on the buyer come from? Ct. must weight the purpose to be served, desire to be gratified, excuse for deviation from the letter, and the cruelty of enforced adherence. Every contract includes an implicit duty of good faith and fair dealing. We believe he has an idiosyncratic taste for that particular performance, and the ct. will respect that. Complete integrated agreements discharge any prior agreements within its scope BUT, evidence of prior agreements is admissible to prove that the writing is not integrated, or for interpretation (§214). At long last, here is the case brief for Ford v. Duncan. (So, if we make a contract for you to get up and eat breakfast, and I want that in return, it doesn’t matter if I later show that you would have done it anyway; it’s consideration for me, and that’s all that matters.) Indeed, multiple-exposure mesothelioma cases fit quite squarely with our line of concurring cause cases, “where two causes concur to bring about an event and either alone would have been sufficient to bring about an identical result.” Wells, 207 Va. at 622 n.1, 151 S.E.2d at 428 n.1 (emphasis added). Adler: Seems like the ct. just feels bad for her. martinez and co. v. southern pacific transportation co. ... carrier has notice of peculiar circumstances surrounding a shipment that will result in unusual loss to the shipper in case of delay in delivery, the carrier is responsible for the actual damages sustained by the shipper from the carrier's delay. (I think the answer is that they don’t care as long as the movie breaks even on the original 750K in costs. According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled 283 MURPHY v.FORD 390 F. Supp. Question: What did Adler mean when he said that the difference between intention and accident is one of degree, not kind, and that that is a theme for this course? IF YOU HAVE evidence that B only values the house at $10,500, you can get it admitted and have ct. award damages of only $500, but in the case of normal tastes, the ct. just assumes it’s normal. Krell v. Henry F: Space was rented for the coronation; coronation didn’t occur. Our question: How should ct. use its vast discretion in judging coercion/excuse from performance (implicit terms)? Hypo: Assume prep cost is wasted, and then that it is not. = ONLY covers sale of goods, not real estate or services. Courts facing a Peerless situation now, that is, where there is no way to identify the objective meaning, are very likely to go to tie-breakers and try to save the contract. Manufacturing Defects Case: This was from continued tired problems, which even lead to an accident which caused the car to role 5 times. Ford seeks injunction. Restatement (2d) § 110: Contracts Covered: Buying/Selling land, executing someone’s will, etc. This is not a promissory estoppel case because the promise wasn’t gratuitous. The fishermen will breach, and it’ll be inefficient, and there will be no renegotiation because there is a strict consideration doctrine in place. Terms of the old contract may be brought in as evidence of what was meant, but that the current contract may not be contradicted by prior agreement—case law falls both ways. 48. In both hypos the market is saying there is either no difference, or a difference that favors Abel. Not totally sure how, but basically, the mitigation doctrine makes sense when the victim of breach can effortlessly reduce his/her injury. The operation could not be completed. Ct. then has to assume profits are zero & award reliance. ĞÏࡱá > şÿ ! BUT, if you use the thing, you could be binding yourself to the ctct because you can no longer claim it’s an inconvenience to you. P showed up with money and D tried to revoke offer as P was handing him the payment. That seems like it should definitely be the case, but is this an option contract? DamagesNegative PledgesNoIn the era of debtor’s prisons, upholding damages would lead to imprisonment, making enforcement of damages equally objectionable.If you can’t work for anyone else, you have to work for the original employer, which is the same exact result as indentured servitude.YesWe don’t really favor human dignity over market efficiency at every point; there are necessary limits. They are concerned with a different efficiency, that of the tripartite arrangement alone, not mkt. Duff v. Russell (NY, 1891) kills real contracts. Market value awarded (because it’s lower) Cardozo: When the defect is insignificant, it can be atoned for by allowing the resulting damages, but it will not always be a breach that calls for forfeiture. Hoffman v. Red Owl F: Red Owl promised Hoffman a franchise if he’d invest $18K H: Ct. finds that enough essential terms weren’t agreed upon to form a binding contract and thus uses promissory estoppel to award reliance damages. B’s argument: He didn’t perform on our contract. Restatement (2d) § 347: Expecation: Lost profits + incidental losses – costs avoided UCC § 1-106: Expectation dmgs. That’s inconsistent with the theory that it’s merely a stage of negotiation. Restatement (2d) § 63: In general, “unless the offer provides otherwise, an acceptance made in the manner and by a medium invited by an offer is operative and completes the manifestation of mutual assent as soon as put out of the offeree’s possession.” (see also § 66) UNILATERAL CONTRACTS There can be acceptance by performance if the offer permits (or, as with subs and contractors, if that is the custom in the industry). True damages are neither $750K nor $0. In a promissory estoppel case the court enforces a gratuitous promise because of reliance on it. Restatement (2d) § 373: Injured party is entitled to restitution of value conferred by partial performance or reliance (unless the injured party has performed all his duties and the other party owes him nothing other than payment of a definite sum for that performance). There is no suggestion that he was incompetent at the time of the offense, at trial, or at sentencing. 1993) (4 times) Mendez v. State, 138 S.W.3d 334 (Tex. Reasonable Person Standard (subjective; case-by-case application) Different test than Hadley (because here the loss IS FORESEEABLE), but both limit liability as default rule. Otherwise seller won’t have enough goods to cover sales. Both parties to the contract do or should want the profitability of the enterprise to increase, so it makes no sense otherwise. He sued. In short, a combination of facts that term so much in favor of 1 party and are difficult to understand = unconscionable. You can try any plan risk-free for 7 days. Question: Is it true that buyer always wins in UCC cases, or is there still the same argument? Ford seeks injunction. Dept. Applies to bilateral and unilateral contracts! Ct.’s means for reducing recovery Morrow v. First Nat’l Bank (1977) F: Bank promised to notify P when boxes were available but didn’t; coins were stolen. Neri v. Retail Marine Corp (1972) F: Neri put $4K down on a boat and breached. See § 205, §1-203. Decided June 26, 1986 . Is that what section 2 (about LD) does? There may be waste and/or abuse here, but that doesn’t change the fact that the parties entered into the agreement b/c they genuinely believed it was in their best interests to do so, and thus there was a bargained-for exchange; sometimes when contracts turn out so badly ex post the court goes back and finds a violation of an implicit term, but this is usually incorrect. If the seller knew of the misunderstanding, the buyer would win. The car is also not unique enough. See also Schools v. Walker, 187 Va. 619, 629–30, 47 S.E .2d 418, 423 … Pace car wasn’t unique in the traditional sense, because there are 6,000 of them, but it is unique because it would be “impossible to obtain its replication without considerable expense, delay and inconvenience.” Question: Is this liberal and open-ended portion of the UCC applicable for our purposes? Goodman v. Dicker F: Distributors represented that Retailer had received Emerson franchise. Petitioner, George Benjamin Ford, Jr. asserts that Respondent, Pearl Rose Ford is not entitled to obtain property under their mother’s will even though she was insane at the time she murdered her mother. Cumbest: Stereo equipment is unique. The anti-Bush (breach and sue) rule could foster a race to breach. Gilmore: P.E. I think he must, since many of our cases here aren’t gratuitous promises; I believe he’s just reinforcing that we aren’t studying true promissory estoppel as seen in consideration, but rather general detrimental reliance.) Adverse party will argue that it isn’t about interpretation at all and is just a way to get around the parole evidence rule. Syllabus. NY Central Iron v. US Radiator F: Requirements ctct for radiator needs; demand increases; refusal to supply. Very little guidance in case or UCC for concrete interpretation: Shutdown by a requirements buyer might be permissible due to lack of orders but is not permissible merely to curtail losses; NORMAL expansion is possible, but a sudden expansion is not. Now, if there are sufficient terms to identify breach, and to calculate a remedy for that breach, the court will fill in the rest (and the core terms must be ascertainable to a reasonable degree of certainty). Hypo 2- If A this time contracts to build 10.5 foot wall, and accidentally builds 10 foot wall – requiring value to fix far above market value. H: Good faith requirement not to abuse market changes. If you make the case that it goes to interpretation, you’ll at least get it heard long enough for the judge to decide it’s nothing but a violation of the parole evidence rule. There is no objective meaning. BUT IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO THE UCC! Because Kent was 21 years old at the time of this decision, the juvenile court no longer had jurisdiction if the waiver was proper. She has not regained use of her hand and suffers sometimes-debilitating pain. UCC §2-306: Must be good faith demand, can’t be unreasonably disproportionate; in a licensing case, parties must use best efforts (to create profits?) Reneged. Simpson: False. would require explicit negative clause. As a result, this clause is too broad to be binding and the jury’s award should stand. If their liability at ct. will be enormous, then even though performing is costly to them, they’ll do it because it’s less costly than paying out damages. Issues ² If fertility was really never contemplated by these parties, the ct. should just use the chance to (1) set a good default rule, (2) discourage any strategic behavior on the part of either buyer or seller (distinguish cases of unilateral mistake), and (3) encourage efficient ex-post behavior. Buyer complains. (Ct. thinks its expectation, but it’s not. Case Summaries. Adler: That is, Gulf should have protected itself in the contract. (Lumley Rule: Court cannot compel SP, but it can enforce a negative pledge.) The holding and reasoning section includes: v1534 - c758591a3384a01c42136adf7f32fcb411acf66b - 2021-01-20T18:44:42Z. White v. Corlies & Tifft F: Builder contracting for construction of offices; negotiations occurred, then he went out and bought the lumber. I must get to keep looking b/c I have the option to complete performance, otherwise you’d be able to rescind it when I had your dog cornered. Restatement (2d) § 374: Restitution in favor of a party in breach. A “we really meant it” clause, disclaiming any use of past dealings as evidence of current meaning, will do the job just fine. Adler: The ct. is trying to punish the breaching party, but that’s troubling, because there are no bad actors in contracts. Hypo 2: But if I build 5/6 of the house, but there are different colored pipes in the wall, then I could claim substantial performance and you owe me the payment due, and then afterwards you can accept damages for the difference. Groves v. Wunder H: Decision by promisor not to comply was intentional, and the desired good was not wasteful, thus the exorbitantly higher cost of completion damages are awarded. There are thus natural arguments in favor of and against the paternalism here. Evidence shows Lucy believed Zehmer was serious when he signed. Ford argued that the very large award of punitive damages was excessive. The Sheriff’s Office placed Ford on light-duty tasks for a year. Under Bush, this is not possible. (Thus, the ct. doesn’t just find the terms to be incomplete, but totally incoherent, because it cannot be read to determine how the parties’ deal would have played out at all.) Should not matter. (The guy had an option to complete performance per §45, and was robbed of that option.) ; The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents. There is no explicit negative pledge in the contract. Adler: “However one plays around with the remedies there are hypotheticals that can be drawn that would lead to inefficient incentives. Employer argues that he mitigated and thus dmgs should be reduced. Tendency of the cts. Unambiguous writing, even on a scrap of paper, is the most reliable manifestation of assent – signed writings: gold standard in ctcts. If it will make less, they lose the $250K plus the losses. This includes manifestations to others when those manifestations are public, but not when those manifestations are private (so manifestations to the SEC are relevant b/c public, but manifestations to Getty, b/c private, are not). The court should just call it what it is. Ct. makes Coop an agent for Bambino. Similar to Wagner, the singer refused to sing in Philly and wanted to sing elsewhere. DOCTRINE ON OPTIONS ABOVE! The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision. The economic calculations are great and valid, but should be done ex ante. H: The rule of damages is the value of the article at the time and place of delivery plus the interest for the delay. Canada says no, but Adler says there’s an easier way to get that outcome without throwing out the tradition of SP for land. Adler: Ct. perceives a need to protect investment in information. Yes. {It’s important to note that in Hypo 1 the worker can’t sit around and think, “he has to pay me, then sue me”. 107 Cal. Jermon (defendant) entered into a contract with Ford (plaintiff) under which she would act at theaters that he managed. First, there must be enough terms there that the court, perhaps after reasonable gap-filling, can find a remedy for breach. The captain will agree to whatever, knowing it’s not binding, and the fishermen, once they know this, will never again agree to modified terms. Undisclosed intention is immaterial except when unreasonable meaning he attaches to his manifestations is known to the other party. Defendant seller filed preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer to plaintiff buyer's complaint in replevin, which sought to enforce the … Restatement (2d) § 139: Reliance and the Statute of Frauds: An oral promise may become enforceable if the person making the promise has induced reliance. H: Ct. adopts “Tacit Agreement Test”: D’s mere knowledge that breach will entail special circumstances is not sufficient; It must appear that D also agreed to assume responsibility. This would ordinarily lead to efficient breach, but under SP it’s inefficient. Wood v. Lady Duff F: LDG agrees to grant Wood the exclusive use of her name in exchange for half the revenues from such use. Question: Is this relevant for our class? I believe he ended it by saying that, if you believe the promisee plans to use the damages to actually complete the job, then he deserves the damages, but if you believe he will get the damages and then not spend them on completion, then he probably doesn’t deserve them! Hypo: Able agrees “in principle” to sell her painting business, and Baker agrees to buy same, “for $100,000 subject to further definitive agreement.” Later, a dispute arises over cash or credit. Isn’t it extrinsic evidence inconsistent with a comprehensive agreement. If the market drops, builder will quickly reveal the special wood to show that a binding contract has been formed (by performance). H: No replevin; doesn’t apply to unexecuted ctcts and this wasn’t yet executed. UCC is all about filling in missing terms with what is “reasonable”. Dickinson v. Dodds F: Agreement to sell a house; offer left open until Friday, but rescinded before then. That is, is there enough to justify a reasonable person’s belief that a contract has been formed by mutual assent? Even if it looks like a formal, bargained-for exchange, if there is no real consideration the ct. will not enforce it. That’s not what we’re looking at. If so, to whom was the loss assigned. Estoppel prevents a party from showing the truth contrary to a representation by him after another party has relied on the representation to a detriment. The justices also heard oral argument in FCC v.Prometheus Radio Project and BP P.L.C. Reasonableness may be specific to the context of the breach (see Kemble). v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore.. On Friday, the justices will hold their Jan. 22 … The Duty to Disclose is limited. Sought injunction but court refused since it felt it was slavery forcing her to sing where she did not want to. Ford v. Norton. Regular Terms: (i.e., those that appear in standard agreements) They are enforceable unless one party has reason to believe the other wouldn’t accept the regular term if that party was aware of it. QUESTION: Doesn’t this contradict our conclusion that manifestation needn’t be observable but merely objective? Avoidability of Harm (Mitigation) Hypo: Fisherman has a load of fish worth $10K and ctct with delivery company A for $500. If the parties are acting like one term is the operative one, it is.] § 71: Must be bargain, exchange or promises; recipient & nature not clearly defined). Restatement (2d) § 160: Action intended or known to be likely to prevent another from learning a fact is equivalent to an assertion that the fact does not exist. As a matter of law it is inferior if she says it’s inferior. Mostly though, if the parties act like they have a ctct, they DO, and the ct. fills in the missing terms. Ds deny excess liability and pay 25L for negligence. And no one would expect a land agreement to talk about the sale of a car. Nester v. Michigan Land & Iron Co., Ltd. F: Buyer sues to compel D to accept ½ the purchase price on the grounds that both parties were mistaken in their estimates of the quality of timber and the yield was only ½ the expected yield. Suit for lost profits, expenses prior to ctct, expenses after ctct, and expenses trying to compel performance (legal) H: Expenses between signing and breach are recoverable. Should there be SP for identical tracts of land? No, because the ex ante approach is the right one, but some courts might. Abel can just argue that his evidence goes to interpreting the words of the contract. There you will also find many of the Notes cases. haven’t nailed it down. Note: There is no parol evidence rule in the CISG, which is an int’l UCC. That’s the plight of interpretation when individuals interact without a focused eye on consistency and parsimony. 11, 14. Read the full-text amicus brief (PDF, 559KB) Issue . That is, common knowledge of every relevant fact is not an implicit condition—not a “basic assumption”, in Restatement terms—of an agreement. Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 15, 1962 in Ford v. Ford W. Francis Marion: There was a denial, a general denial put in only. H: No bargained-for exchange b/c school has to pay off its debts anyway! It is efficient for Tongish to breach and sell to Thomas, but this Ct. rejects that because the Coop-Bambino relationship is important. are wary of parties acting strategically to take advantage of ignorant parties. Scholl: Collector’s item corvette is not unique. Q [This is assuming the contractor doesn’t know she is also working as an electrician, or else he’d only pay her $5 as her expectancy.] H: Preliminary negotiations are only binding if the parties explicitly say so, but terms like “in principle” and “subject to” imply future negotiations, and final agreement is necessary. Evidence was … The remainder is your expectation damages. ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES Liquidated Damages, Specific Performance & Equitable Relief Liquidated Damages These are often taught as another remedy for breach, but if they are written into the contract then it’s not really breach to pay them instead of performing. You can search by the SCC 5-digit case number, by name or word in … can determine the remedy. 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