Breach of Contract Read Contract Law for Paralegals: Traditional and E-Contract


Breach of Contract
Read
Contract Law for Paralegals: Traditional and E-Contracts, 2:
Chapter 8, “Remedies for Breach of Traditional and E-Contracts” (pp. 185–220)
Objectives
Explain material and minor breach of contract
Describe monetary damages
Describe equitable remedies
Assignment Overview
This analysis exercise provides an opportunity to describe material and minor breach of contract and to determine if a breach of contract occurred in a given scenario.
Deliverables
A one-page (250-word) report
Step 1
Consider the scenario below.
Kari has just graduated from college. She is excited to begin her new job in Texas. She interviewed for this job on campus during career day. She accepted the job over the three other offers she received from the same career day interviews. There was no formal agreement and there is no employee handbook, but Kari still had the letter from her manager telling her what her salary and benefits would be when she showed up for her first day. Moving from Michigan has required a great amount of effort, a lot of money, and her new six-month lease on her apartment in Texas is reasonable. After her very first week of employment, her new manager informed her that she would have to be let go due to cost reductions. Is there a contract? If so, does Kari have a cause of action for breach of contract?
Step 2
Answer the questions.
Create a document and record answers to the following questions.
What, in your own words, is a material and minor breach of contract?
Based on the scenario in Step 1, did the breach of contract occur? If so, was it material or minor? Provide details and arguments supporting your answer.
If a breach of contract did occur, what do you think fair damages would be?
If a breach of contract did occur, what other remedies would you recommend?
Lesson 8 Discussion: Discharge and Liability
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Discharge and Liability
Objective
Explain when the discharge of a contract incurs liability
Discussion Overview
This discussion forum explores when the discharge of a contract incurs liability.
Deliverables
Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following:
Responses to the initial questions
Responses to at least two other students’ posts
Step 1
Post the following to the discussion board.
Respond to the following and post your responses to the discussion board:
Describe the discharge of a contract and the potential for liability in your own words.
Select a contract case that involves liability that is of interest.
Summarize the case highlighting the relevant facts.
Document the liability issues involved in the case.
Step 2
Read and respond to other students’ posts.
Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them.
Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.


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