She employed Wood to help her do her business, and gave him exclusive right to license out her name in exchange for 50% of the profits he earned. The procedural disposition (e.g. People v Levy (Ford) Annotate this Case [*1] People v Levy (Ford) 2011 NY Slip Op 21400 Decided on November 1, 2011 Appellate Term, Second Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. Martin v. Little, Brown & Co. (1981) F: Law student submitted proof of plagiarism to publisher. Because the ct. will not recognize the idiosyncratic tastes of the buyer. The ct. doesn’t take on the question of fraud in Laidlaw, but it is present: Was the buyer’s silence in response to the seller’s question a lie in this context (Compare w/ Embrey v. Hargadine and with Restatement (2d) § 161). You could look at how central the term is in the contract, though. Stop & Shop v. Ganem F: Store shuts down unprofitable business and pays the base rent anyway (swallows the loss). 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. 87-6796 Argued: November 6, 1990 Decided: February 19, 1991. Adler: The verdict may be what it is because the best guess is to read silence as a noncondition (QUESTION: What does that mean?) Ford later amended his demand to only ask that Jermon be enjoined from acting for others. The information was given voluntarily. There are thus natural arguments in favor of and against the paternalism here. 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. Plumbers flood the mkt. H: UCC is liberal in allowing for SP for “unique goods or in other proper circumstances”. (BAD verdict, but inevitable w/o a dollar value on her suffering.) H: Ct. says the parties never contemplated this, and it goes to the very substance of the agreement, and thus the contract is void! Oswald v. Allen F: The buyer believes he is buying rare Swiss coins, but the seller only believes the deal includes other, less valuable coins. 855, affirmed without a published opinion, 116 F.3d 1492 (11th Cir. Read the full-text amicus brief (PDF, 559KB) Issue . Now he won’t get his house painted, he’ll keep the $1K, and he’ll be overcompensated by $500. Panetti v. Quarterman, 551 U.S. 930 (2007), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, ruling that criminal defendants sentenced to death may not be executed if they do not understand the reason for their imminent execution, and that once the state has set an execution date death-row inmates may litigate their competency to be executed in habeas corpus … There is no objective meaning. Where they are done poorly by one party, too bad for him. Sometimes granted where damages wouldn’t be compensatory. D refused to return the down payment even after selling the boat to someone else. BUT IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO THE UCC! Doctrine of Consideration is mandatory and not waivable. It depends on the specific relationship between the neighbors. Hypo: If we agree that I’ll build your house in 6 months, and you owe me 5/6 after 5 months, but I’ve done nothing, and I demand my payment, then it’s not breach for you not pay me because I have already breached (substantially) by not rendering any performance. 265. 63. No contracts or commitments. (When expectancy not available, cts. 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. [Restatement also adds that reliance or statute may make unconsidered modifications valid.] At long last, here is the case brief for Ford v. Duncan. [If future Bambinos are out, then Coop has to do all this on its own as a turn-around reseller, and bear the risk of market changes; the ct. wants to avoid this.] BUSH RULE: Parties cannot breach and then sue on the contract. Abel says, “well, in all our past dealings it’s been okay to amend the plans. But if they do perform they’ll lose 4, so they prefer to breach. Cannot have a pretend/sham exchange, but consideration needn’t be fully compensatory. SEE Economic Model of Consideration: Economic Model of Consideration: First, take the moral question out of it. Goodman: P.E., not Ctct, RELIANCE DMGS (Only b/c ct. treats it as promissory estoppel, but should have treated it like a ctct case with expectation dmgs-works out the same anyway). If they’re insolvent, they lose only whatever their net worth is (and the contract price, technically). Decided December 10, 1962 . The result is the same when, for whatever reason, the cost of performance is particularly high (say the seas are really high, but, of course, the original ctct is still binding), as long as the net worth is still lower than the net of C-P. Further sign that the Ct. cares about the relationship here. Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd., v. Miami Sports And Exhibition Authorit 939 F.Supp. Shippers with unusual items must protect themselves. Adler: The court here puts the risk for loss on the employer, not the employee, but that may make more sense here than in Taylor because there’s a strong incentive not to die even apart from not having to pay damages. !Economic Argument: High liquidated damages prohibit efficient breach! If the prep is wasted, you get reimbursed for it, but if it’s not you don’t. Encourages performance. Under Tongish, recipient’s intended use of the good is irrelevant. Law does not require observable assent, just objective manifestation of assent. Explicit $1,000 liquidated dmgs clause. Texaco v. Pennzoil F: Parties agree “subject to written agreement”. Opinion delivered November 16, 1931. Why have SP? Creating a unique profile web page containing interviews, posts, articles, as well as the cases you have appeared in, greatly enhances your digital presence on search engines such Google and Bing, resulting in increased client interest. Hillman: Not true; they rarely succeed in ct. Farnsworth: Expansion of reliance in 1970’s, but reduced again in 1980’s. Avoidability of Harm (Mitigation) Hypo: Fisherman has a load of fish worth $10K and ctct with delivery company A for $500. P Upon breach, Ford brought suit for specific performance of the written agreement. There is no explicit negative pledge in the contract. If this was an option ctct, the ct. would allow the buyer to buy paper on the terms most advantageous to the seller, which is what the buyer wants. Voted #1 site for Buying Textbooks. There being no mutual assent, no contract is formed. If damages seem reasonable for most kinds of breach, but not the extraordinary type that occurs, the ct. can find them irrelevant for the actual breach that occurred. The buyer’s promise to buy from the seller is thus an illusory promise, because he will buy only when the price rises. Efficient breach theory says award should only be $100 as incentive to do the least wasteful thing. Neither knew it was a real diamond. Adler: Finding that the purpose was frustrated is obvious. See Restatement §161 above. Abel can just argue that his evidence goes to interpreting the words of the contract. White v. Corlies & Tifft F: Builder contracting for construction of offices; negotiations occurred, then he went out and bought the lumber. H: Ctct is enforceable, but to protect sellers there is an imputed obligation to act in good faith. You can search by the SCC 5-digit case number, by name or word in … The motion was heard by the district court without a jury, and was denied in an opinion reported in U.S. v. Ford, 3 F.2d 643. Statement of the Facts: Petitioner Ford was convicted of murder in Florida state court and sentenced to death. Unilateral contracts are a subset: Performance constitutes acceptance and completes offeree’s responsibility under ctct. Goodman v. Dicker F: Distributors represented that Retailer had received Emerson franchise. (Ct’s logic of legal rights is incorrect; just ask the bargained-for exchange question. Adler: Traynor is confused because he first says it’s not a ctct, and then says it is using the wording of promissory estoppel. Restatement (2d) § 374: Restitution in favor of a party in breach. Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co F: Reward offered for anyone who gets sick while using the smoke ball; woman uses it and gets sick. NY Central Iron v. US Radiator F: Requirements ctct for radiator needs; demand increases; refusal to supply. The Dodge Bros. were major shareholders, and wished to get some money to open a competing business. Jacob & Youngs v. Kent F: Contract for construction of house; Reading pipe not installed, but equally valuable pipe was; cost of completion damages extremely high, but mkt. The ct. decides it wrong, though. As it turns out, the mkt. If it makes over $1M, they win out altogether.) FORD v. GEORGIA(1991) No. In Dempsey, some liquidated damages would have gotten the parties to at least do something! 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. H: Contract fails for lack of time term, and thus not enough terms to determine a remedy for breach. Hobbs v. Massasoit Whip Co. F: Shipment of eel skins; no contract per se; D did not contact shipper w/ acceptance or rejection. There you will also find many of the Notes cases. (Shirley Maclaine) Parker v. 20th C. Fox (1970) F: Ctct for Bloomer Girl, but Fox cancelled and offered Big Country as chance to mitigate. If you can valuate an item with some certainty, you can calculate damages, but without comparable goods it’s hard to value it. RESTITUTION & QUASI-CONTRACT Restitution: Occurs where one party has, without intending to give a gift, conferred a benefit on another. It was, but then sat in the office for days, leading to delay and lost profits. Enter your email address to subscribe to updates to this case (by doing so, you are accepting the terms in our privacy policy): Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer. This page contains a form to search the Supreme Court of Canada case information database. Question: Why doesn’t this add a level of reduction capping the damages to the contract price? Again, the Restatement (§261) is totally unhelpful. T he broad parameters of the prior restraint doctrine were further explained in the Pentagon Papers case, New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, 91 S.Ct. ACCEPTANCE BY SILENCE Offeror cannot unilaterally impose an obligation of rejection on the offeree (see §69) Restatement (2d) § 69: (1)When offeree fails to respond, his silence and inaction operate as acceptance only: Where an offeree takes the benefit of offered services with reasonable opportunity to reject them and reason to know that they were offered with the expectation of compensation Where the offeror has stated that silence will act as acceptance and the offeree, in remaining silent, intends to accept the offer (likely trivial because can’t be proven) Where because of previous dealings or otherwise, it is reasonable that the offeree should notify the offeror if he does not accept. Rptr. If Baker wants the trailer and contracts for it, he gets what he contracted for, not whatever A thinks will confer more value. If Baker contracts with Abel so that Abel will paint Baker’s house for $10K, and then Abel finds that it’s inefficient for him to perform because it’ll cost him $15K, and it’ll cost another painter $11K, then Abel should breach and pay Baker $1K. tend to discuss them simultaneously, and will award cost of completion when there has been substantial performance, but will award market damages when there hasn’t been substantial performance (and thus has been a material breach). » ; no penalty clause) In principle the question of mitigated damages should be answered ex ante, and where mitigation is required but no mitigation is attempted it is. When the promisor is insolvent, efficient breach goes out the window when the promisor cannot afford to pay enough to make the breach efficient! Defendant seller filed preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer to plaintiff buyer's complaint in replevin, which sought to enforce the … (So, for example, if B can show that 10.5 means a lot more to him than 10, it’s fine, but he’s gotta have evidence to show that it’s a major, major deal to him, and it can’t just be that ex post he realizes it’s convenient for him to say so.) WARRANTIES Warranties can be explicit or implicit. Right after the contract was signed, she went out on her own and did her own … If the parties didn’t know what they were getting themselves into, that’s procedural, and the ctct can’t stand. Seems to be law under Groves below.) However, ex post results could be used as evidence of ex ante unreasonableness. Mitigation prevents some waste, but there is no waste in breaching if the parties build-in properly calculated liquidated damages. Note: Is the rule trivial just because it is based on what a reasonable person would do anyway? No consideration for the option. $5K was paid in advance. kills real contracts. INTERPRETING ASSENT Empty terms, Subjectivity, Importance of Context Empty Terms At times, present, explicit terms will be deemed empty and thus no contract is formed. If bargaining breaks down inefficiency could result. Context does matter sometimes. Abel should work as an electrician b/c society would be $10 better off. BUT, if the buyer is a radiator manufacturer, he has to buy regardless of what the market does, so seller and buyer have equal chances of success due to market changes, and thus the promise is not illusory. The trustees, appellees (plaintiffs) Dr. Tedroe Jay Ford, Jr., and wife, Margaret Fenley Ford, and Tedroe Jay Ford, Sr., brought suit against appellant (defendant) Tedroe Jay Ford, III, seeking reformation or modification of an irrevocable trust of which Tedroe Jay Ford, III, is the beneficiary. After the California Supreme Court declined to hear the case, Ford appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the punitive damages awarded by … H: NO consideration. That is, is there enough to justify a reasonable person’s belief that a contract has been formed by mutual assent? Frustration of Purpose Frustration is not significantly different from impossibility or impracticability, as Krell’s cite to Taylor suggests. 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. (compare with Drennan) Baird: NO CTCT, NO P.E., NO DMGS Drennan: NO CTCT, PE (but in name only), Expectation Dmgs Drennan v. Star Paving F: Same facts as Baird, but for paving subcontract at school; Gen found another sub to do the work for $3,817 more. Restatement (2d) §17: Reqs of a Bargain: Mental reservations don’t impair formation of ctct Restatement (2d) §19: Conduct as Manifestation of Assent: Written or spoken words, actions, omissions can all be acceptances; Party must intend for action to be acceptance or have reason to know that the other party will interpret it as such. BUT, there could be a language barrier issue, so it might be okay. Adler: “However one plays around with the remedies there are hypotheticals that can be drawn that would lead to inefficient incentives. If not, you may need to refresh the page. Reneged. H: For personal goods, P must show that (1) damages are inadequate (2) the goods are of a peculiar or sentimental value, or (3) scarcity of the chattel is so complete that it is not replaceable. No. Jermon (defendant) entered into a contract with Ford (plaintiff) under which she would act at theaters that he managed. Cts. Ford argued that the very large award of punitive damages was excessive. Trial, § 193, p. 3013, and cases cited therein.) We should enforce LD, even if they’re penaltiesWe should not enforce penaltiesTHIS IS NOT DOCTRINE, BUT COULD BE. [§2-708(2): If diff. A buyer in a ctct for land can request SP plus incurred damages as well. Restatement 2d §§ § 17: § 24: Offer defined: must be element of exchange. This case has not yet been cited in our system. Usually cost of replacement is the measure, unless it’s grossly out of proportion to the good to be attained. H: Ct. limits expectation damages to what could fairly and reasonably be said to: Arise naturally from the breach, or May reasonably have been contemplated by both parties, ex ante, as the probable result of breach of the ctct. Gilmore: P.E. Here's why 426,000 law students have relied on our case briefs: Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners not other law students. [It’s possible that there just was no tie-breaker available in Peerless, but not likely; it’s mostly symbolic of a shift in the courts over time. Since it can’t, we get a light switch verdict instead of a continuum.) Ford v. State, 407 So.2d 907 (Fla.1981). Adler: Ct. here finds no way to identify the objective meaning and just throws up its hands. P would have to show unjust enrichment of D to merit restitution. 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. Both parties are bound once the acceptance leaves the offeree’s possession. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc. Notes on SP: An argument for SP: A contract price is the value of the item to the seller, not the purchaser. 262, briefed 2/19/97 2. BUT, we expect them to behave rationally and now there are studies that show they sometimes do not, & systematically. Question: Does the reliance exception apply to the contracts covered by §110, and would this lead to specific performance for a land deal if I rely on your oral agreement? [Empty distinctions: Performance isn’t difficult under frustration; just less valuable.] Moving to variant A is legitimate, because it maximizes/improves the welfare of the business (and thus society), but moving to B, while it also helps him and hurts the lessor, is bad faith because it hurts the business itself, and it sure seems like bad faith to endanger the overall profitability of the enterprise (and thus hurt the other party). Baker responds: (1) “In principle” and “Subject to” suggest merely future negotiation on add’l, explicit, or even different terms, as does “further”, and (2) Texaco allows enforcement and gap-filling absent explicit terms, even if such terms were contemplated in the expected much longer memorialization. Doctrine: Liquidated (Express) Damages are enforceable if they are not found to be penalties. In the meantime, you can find it here. Note: Do not confuse quasi contracts (implied in law) and Implied Contracts (implied in fact). That’s the overall goal, so if subjectivity fosters that goal, then it’s appropriate. Ct. sometimes says contemplation that it’s a remote possibility is the same as absence of contemplation, but that’s wrong. H: No replevin; doesn’t apply to unexecuted ctcts and this wasn’t yet executed. Hypo: If you see your neighbor’s retaining wall collapsing while she’s away, will you fix it? If Abel could breach and sue (anti-Bush), she could charge the contractor the $15 she saves him (expectancy), and earn $15 as an electrician, netting $30, or a $10 surplus for herself. Sedmak v. Charlie’s Chevrolet (1981) F: Oral contract for Indy 500 Pace Car; $500 deposit made; special requests for car made and included. Promisee would never make a concession. ). Hypo: Abel amends the plans as he sees fits, and curves the fountains instead of squaring them, and Baker sues. as “objective”, but only after finding it couldn’t determine a genuine subjective meaning [the reason is that this “objective” meaning wasn’t overwhelmingly clear either, so Judge Friendly wants to at least consider the subjective possibility. Definition: Consideration is a bargained for exchange. Parties here acted in good faith. Not granted for ordinary personal property. Dmgs. 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. Ford v. Quebec (Attorney General), [1988] 2 S.C.R. Whether (1) it is unconstitutional to execute an incompetent person, and (2) the procedural issue of whether Florida's statutory scheme for evaluating the competency of a condemned prisoner meets the … [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.] Total losses are $9,500. That is, common knowledge of every relevant fact is not an implicit condition—not a “basic assumption”, in Restatement terms—of an agreement. Contingency never contemplated (obviously). CASE FACTS The seller placed a newspaper advertisement for the sale of an automobile and miscellaneous … Objective meaning and trade usage permitted either interpretation. Hypo: If I offer $1M to find my dog, I am offering a unilateral ctct, but implicit in the offer is a chance to look. Also stresses the unique case of entertainers. Interpretive evidence is always permissible. And this is what the law tries to do, even if it’s cumbersome (weak correlation among cases though). This was one of Ford's grounds for a motion . Hypo: If you know about me that (1) I own a Buick and a Replicar, (2) I love my Replicar, and (3) I’m financially distressed, and at lunch I offer “to sell you my car for $10K”, and you accept on the spot. This case concerns the reformation of an irrevocable trust. Question: Is it true that buyer always wins in UCC cases, or is there still the same argument? We have always assumed them away. DOCTRINE: A requirements contract is valid as long as the buyer has real requirements, not illusory ones, and therefore the seller has some chance of profit. (Pure expectation calculation: He should have paid B, earned $9400, and gotten $100 from A to reach his expectation.) H: There is no opportunity for mitigation: “Lost volume” doctrine. (Note mention of “good faith” & “fair dealing”). SP is never available for services, but this is to avoid indentured servitude. [The UCC recognizes a general implicit warranty of merchantability so you no longer get mutual mistake cases; you get a buyer saying, “hey, this product isn’t useful for me and thus the implicit warranty of merchantability is violated”, and the argument goes the same way, and he usually gets the remedy.] option on his farm for $21K (mkt. 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! will generally look at the new circumstances and decide if the changed circumstances serve as an excuse or not. The essence of consideration is a bargained-for exchange: Past, moral and non-responsive considerations don’t count. It’s easy to deal with this if you think there’s a “sharp practice”, but it’s much harder to justify the paternalism just because you think one party has really weak bargaining position, because that bad bargaining position may make these options the only ones available to that party! Murphy v. Ford, 390 F. Supp. Creates a good faith duty to perform, but this is problematic because it enables any party who doesn’t believe the other is working hard enough to go to court and argue bad faith. H: The trade usage controls here, and the trade usage does distinguish clearly between skirt-blouse combos and actual dresses. law school study materials, including 830 video lessons and 5,700+ H: No meeting of the minds b/c Dickinson knew Dodds wanted to rescind, so it was rescinded. Hypo: Abel is a plumber and earns $20/period. Restatement (2d) § 45: Option to Complete Performance: Unless the offer communicates different terms of acceptance, an offeree who begins performance has an option to complete performance under the terms of the offer. There was no policy of diverting business; it would be bad faith if, say, they had opened another store right next door. Competent grown-ups can make their own decisions Good way to reduce future litigation costs. Following these unsuccessful attempts to obtain relief from his conviction or execution in state court, petitioner filed a petition for habeas corpus in federal court. H: NOT a unilateral contract case b/c partial performance can be acceptance. 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? In a promissory estoppel case the court enforces a gratuitous promise because of reliance on it. Can he, or is the contract absolutely thrown out? ... ford v. jermon. Paradine v. Jane F: Tenant can’t use his house because it’s occupied by an army. Doesn’t reflect actual loss to buyer, but encourages efficiency. It may be best to think of it as an implicit warranty case. The Ct. in Frigaliment shifts the burden of proof to one party to prove its own subjective meaning, which is something of a tie-breaker. H: Comedian doesn’t have to pay because the clause is too rigid/inflexible in its breadth. 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. UCC §2-706 Seller’s Resale (Neri Rule) UCC §2-708 Expectancy for Repudiation or non-acceptance UCC §2-710 Incidental Dmgs UCC §2-718 Restitution (Liquidated Dmgs. If the response to an offer includes new or different terms, it’s not an acceptance under common law, but is a counter-offer. Contract price was $25K, but cost of completion is going to be $50K to correct the error and complete the improvements. : 63DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1962-1965)LOWER COURT: CITATION: 371 US 187 (1962)ARGUED: Nov 15, 1962DECIDED: Dec 10, 1962 Facts of the case Question Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – November 15, 1962 in Ford v. Ford Earl Warren: Number 63, Barbara D. Ford, Petitioner, versus Herman A. Ford. Jermon (defendant) entered into a contract with Ford (plaintiff) under which she would act at theaters that he managed. Decided on November 1, 2011 … They’ll suffer the high costs of performance, receive the relatively low contract price (which won’t be fully compensatory to them, or else they’d happily perform in the first place), and be worse off than before, but they’ll be better off than if they breach and then have to pay out huge damages later. LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES 1. 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