What legal issues, rules of law or defenses can you identify? How would you advise Jack? How would you advise Jill?
Jill used to be Jack’s lawyer. Jack and Jill had dinner and drinks together to celebrate Jack’s 17th birthday. Jill showed Jack pictures of her new car and asked him if he wanted to buy the car for $20,000.00. He agreed with one small change. Jack wanted the car professionally cleaned before delivery. Jill said yes but only if he paid her in cash. Jack said I’ll think about it and waited another two weeks to tell Jill. “o.k.” I will do your deal”. Jack has been very depressed. There is not formal contract just a note signed by Jack which says “20 for car”. A few days later Jack changes his mind and tells Jill he doesn’t want to by the car. Jill is upset because two days earlier she turned down an offer from Bob to buy the car for $25,000.00. What legal issues, rules of law or defenses can you identify? How would you advise Jack? How would you advise Jill?
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