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CaseQuestionsChapter 14: Kornblut v. Chevron Oil Co.Chevron made two arguments as to why it should not be liable for Mr. Kornblut’s death. What were they?Chevron argued that while the decedent could have been the intended beneficiary for the parts of the contract dealing with overcharges and refunds, he is not the beneficiary in this case. The decedent’s wife is suingbased on the theory of recovery on the contract, although the decedent is and because this angle was chosen, the decedent’s wife had to show that the injury that her husband incurred was foreseeable by the defendant. This is not true- there is no way for the defendant to be able to tell neitherwho is on the highway nor what their condition is. They also state that they cannot be held liable for damages resulting from failure to perform- as the contract was a government contract, and there were no provisions to the contract that stated the defendants would prevent any damages to

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