While the Washington family was gone for the weekend, their home was broken into
and robbed. Manny, a professional boxer who lived next door, saw the thief,
apprehended him, and forced him to return the stolen possessions. When the
Washingtons returned, Mr. Washington told Manny that he would give him $5,000 for
his efforts. The next morning, Mr. Washington gave Manny a check for $2,000. What
A. Mr. Washington broke his contract with Manuel.
B. Manny would lose if he brought a suit against Mr. Washington because Manny's
actions would be a past consideration.
C. The bargained-for-agreement obligated Mr. Washington to pay the boxer $5,000.
D. Mr. Washington would lose if Manny brought a suit against him to recover the
amount based on promissory estoppel.
Charleen goes to Big Basket Supermarket and fills her cart with food, pushing it up to a
checkout line. Discuss the type of contract between Charleen and Big Basket that would
obligate Charleen to pay for the food prior to leaving Big Basket, even if Charleen and
the clerk never say a word to each other.
Bigger Grocery Stores orders 100 cases of tomatoes from Produce Wholesale Co., but
receives 100 cases of bananas. Bigger asks Produce for instructions concerning the
wrong delivery, but receives no instructions. Bigger resells the bananas, considering
they are perishable goods. However, when Produce Wholesale learns this, it sues Bigger
Grocery Stores on grounds that it did not await instructions from Produce. Discuss the