Law

Problem 1 (5 marks)

Chloe (who is 22 years old) and her mother make a verbal agreement. Chloe agrees to wash up after every breakfast and dinner for seven days and her mother will pay her $30. Chloe enthusiastically washes, dries and puts away all the dishes after each breakfast and dinner for the agreed seven days. Her mother then informs Chloe that she will not pay the money because Chloe is a member of the family and should be expected to do work in the house.

a) What is/are the issue/s you need to consider? (1mark)

b) What is/are the relevant legal rule/s relating to this problem?
(1mark)

c) What is/are the main case/s related to this problem?
(1 mark)

d) Based on this information, if Chloe sues her mother for breach of contract, will she win in court? What is your answer – Yes? or No? Explain your answer. (2 marks)

Problem 2 (5 marks)

Tony offers to sell Julia a tractor for $5000. Julia accepts. Because both are very busy in their jobs they agree to meet on the following Saturday to exchange the tractor and the money. When they meet on the Saturday, Julia asks Tony, “Does this tractor work on steep hills?” Tony replies that it does. Julia later discovers that the tractor will not operate on steep hills.

a) What is/are the issue/s you need to consider? (1mark)

b) What is/are the relevant legal rule/s relating to this problem?
(1mark)

c) What is/are the main case/s related to this problem?
(1 mark)

d) Based on this information, if Julia sues Tony for breach of contract, will she win in court? What is your answer – Yes? or No? Explain your answer. (2 marks)

Problem 3 (5 marks)

Russell owns an extremely valuable Ferrari. In a phone conversation he promises his best friend Greta that he plans to sell the car and he will pay her $1,000 if he manages to sell it for over $100,000. Russell places an ad in the newspaper and is delighted when Clyde buys the Ferrari for $110,000. Greta subsequently asks him for the $1,000 Russell had promised but he informs her that he has changed his mind and will only give her $50.

a) What is/are the issue/s you need to consider? (1mark)

b) What is/are the relevant legal rule/s relating to this problem?
(1mark)

c) What is/are the main case/s related to this problem?
(1 mark)

d) Based on this information, if Greta sues Russell for breach of contract, will she win in court? What is your answer – Yes? or No? Explain your answer. (2 marks)

Problem 4 (10 marks)

Guy had been offered two tickets to the NRL Preliminary Final at the Olympic Stadium. As Guy, with his son Theo, approached the stadium, he joined a long line of traffic edging its way slowly towards the car parking area. When Guy’s car reached the entrance to the car park he paid a parking fee of $20 and was handed a ticket containing information on each side as follows:

(FRONT SIDE)

OLYMPIC STADIUM

Admit one vehicle to CAR PARK

Good for date of issue only

$20

(REVERSE SIDE)

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Car or vehicle accepted subject to the following conditions:

The NRL will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever of or to the vehicle, its accessories or contents. Vehicles and goods are left at Customer’s risk.

He then drove his car to a designated parking area, parked it and then, with his son, walked to the ground and watched the match.

Scenario 1
On their return they found that their car had been badly damaged by another car using the car park.

Scenario 2
On their return they found that their car had been destroyed as a result of an elephant, that had escaped from a nearby circus, sitting on Guy’s car.

a) What is/are the issue/s you need to consider? (2marks)

b) What is/are the relevant legal rule/s relating to this problem?
(2marks)

c) What is/are the main case/s related to this problem?
(2marks)

d) In each scenario, based on this information, if Guy sues the NRL for breach of contract will he win in court? What are your answers – Yes? or No? Explain your answer.
(4 marks)

Problem 5 (5 marks)

Susan is a senior member of a religion that is based on quiet meditation where people contemplate life’s inner meaning by sitting for many hours. She decides to hold a weekend meditation retreat where members will come from throughout Australia and sit with others in quiet contemplation.

Susan enters into a lease with Mac where she agrees to rent his house for the weekend for $500. Mac understands that Susan intends to hold a meditation retreat at the time of entering the contract. He is happy to rent his house because he had already decided to go away after learning that his next door neighbours were planning a big two day party where there would be lots of people, loud music and alcohol. The meditation retreat is a disaster because the noise from next door makes meditation impossible.

a) What is the issue you need to consider? (1 mark)

b) What is (or are) the relevant legal rule (or rules) relating to this problem?
(1 mark)

c) What is (or are) the main case (or cases) related to this problem?
(1 mark)

d) Based on this information, if Susan sues Mac for a breach of contract will she win in court? What is your answer – Yes? or No? Explain your answer. (2 marks)

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