Contract Formation Process

Read the scenarios and the questions that follow. Select any four (4) scenarios and the recommendations section, Scenario 8. Identify and analyze the legal issue(s).  Apply legal concepts and make potential arguments as directed using laws, cases, examples, and/or other relevant materials.  Consider using short headings (consult APA materials) to separate the topics.  Summarize the facts; do not copy the scenarios into the paper. Support your answers with information from at least four scholarly sources.  Sources must reference U.S. law.  By the due date assigned, prepare a 4-page paper that identifies the legal issues and potential solutions and answers all questions presented, supported by relevant legal authority.  Do not exceed the page length by more than two pages Scenario 1: Accident or Arson Peter Pablo , a shift supervisor in the distribution center, worked for Jabil Circuits for six years.   Peter is experienced in operating all of the machinery.  One day when Peter was upset with his boss, he did not turn off the package laminator, a machine used to seal packaging in plastic to reduce damage in transportation.  The machine overheated, caught fire and part of the warehouse burned to the ground, resulting in over a million dollars in damage to the building and contents.  Peter shows up to the remains of what was once his promising career   A slight smile forms as he realizes this whole incident is his fault for intentionally leaving on the laminator.   Peter calls his manager to tell him that the warehouse burned to the ground and he doesn’t know what caused the fire.  Fire marshals investigated and found out that the reason for the fire was the laminator was left on and either malfunctioned or overheated. Should Peter Pablo be found guilty of arson in this scenario?  Explain arguments for and against Peter Pablo.  Scenario 2:  Contracts – Formation and Breach As the purchasing manager, Russ looks for deals on office supplies and equipment.  An office supply company offered to sell Jabil six new industrial copy machines and four packaging machines for $15,000.  Russ thought the offer presented a great opportunity to replace the old equipment with new equipment.  Russ and the seller entered into an oral contract whereby Russ would pay the seller $15,000 cash on delivery to Jabil’s distribution center in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In the meantime, Russ lined up installers for the equipment.  When time came for delivery of the goods, the seller said that half of the copy machines  and packaging equipment had been sold to another company, but 3 copy machines and 2 packaging machines would be delivered.   What rights does Russ have related to the oral contract for the equipment?  Is the seller in breach of contract?  Discuss why or why not. Scenario 3: Contracts and Capacity Chet Gaines, the director in the real estate division of Jabil, met with Mack Smith about purchasing a large tract of land owned by Smith in Clearwater Florida.  Gaines knew the company planned to clear the property to create a new distribution center. Gaines judged Smith to be 80 to 85 years old.  During the meeting, Gaines noticed several brochures about dementia and assisted living facilities, as well as several prescription bottles sitting on the table.  After discussing the good old days for several hours, Gaines and Smith agreed on the sale of the land for $500,000.  Since Gaines brought a blank copy of a contract with him, he helped Smith complete the paperwork and both parties signed.  Unbeknownst to either party, the purchase price was written as $50,000.  On the day before the closing, Gaines called Smith to remind him of the location of their meeting to sign the remaining documents.  Confused, Smith said he didn’t know anything about selling that land and he had no intention of selling his land to some young shyster who was still wet behind his ears and was trying to cheat him. What are the basic requirements for contract formation?  What defects in the contract formation process may have occurred? Does Gaines, on behalf of Jabil, have a valid contract with Smith? Scenario 4: Intellectual Property Jabil manufactures and sells electronics  in the United States and in foreign countries. It owns the federally registered Jabil trademark and has registered this trademark in Mexico as well. Juan Sanchez is a Mexican citizen residing in Tampa Florida, with business offices there. Jabil believed that Sanchez was in the business of selling counterfeit Jabil parts in Mexican border towns, such as Tijuana, Mexico. The company sought an injunction in a federal district court in Florida ordering Sanchez to cease his counterfeiting activity and to refrain from destroying certain documents. It also asked the court to freeze Sanchez’s  assets pending the outcome of a Lanham Act lawsuit. Sanchez contended that a U.S. district court has no jurisdiction or authority to enter the injunction for the activities allegedly occurring in Mexico.  Analyze the arguments for Jabil and Sanchez.  Determine the outcome and support your selection. Use APA format for the paper.

Struggling to find relevant content? Order a custom essay on
Contract Formation Process
Let our experts save you the hassle
Order Now
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with GPA Fix
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE
EXCELLENT
Customer 452813, June 19th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent Work!
Customer 452587, July 28th, 2021
Criminal Justice
Thank you for the great paper. I like how the writer structured it.
Customer 452627, October 2nd, 2021
Other
AWESOME
Customer 452813, June 20th, 2022
Business and administrative studies
GREAT
Customer 452813, June 30th, 2022
Nursing
Great paper!
Customer 452707, July 1st, 2022
DISCUSSION D SCIENCE 210
GREAT
Customer 452813, June 28th, 2022
Business and administrative studies
GOOD
Customer 452813, June 30th, 2022
Nursing
Always a job well done. I really appreciate the hard work.
Customer 452453, January 4th, 2021
Literature
Thank you , this is perfect !
Customer 452795, May 15th, 2022
Other
AWESOME
Customer 452813, July 5th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent! Done earlier than needed and with more sources than needed! Great work!
Customer 452485, August 22nd, 2021
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat