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THE TURNIPPLAZAREPORT7/21/2019Emily DorseyProject 2MBA 630 9041
The turnip plaza reportThe turnip plaza reportE M I LY D O R S E YP R O J E C T 2CASE REVIEWMark Piper, a well-known tour guide at the Turnip Plaza, was approached by the manager of the Huron Overnight Inn. This woman, Stacy Nguyen, offered Mark a significant salary increase to leave Turnip Plaza and come to work for her. Mark agreed to think about the offer and get back to Stacy within 48 hours. Upon returning to the Turnip Plaza, Mark discussed this offer with fellow coworkers, one whom immediately went to the Turnip’s manager, Edward Griffin. Edward was made aware of Mark’s offer from Stacy and decided to verbally propose Mark a promotion with a 50% raise and a guaranteed contract for a two-year term. Mark rejected Stacy’s offer and accepted Edwin’s offer. However right before receiving his new contract renewal, he was dismissed from Turnip Plaza because of corporate restructuring due to concerns about the increased liability risks of managing high adventure tours through Colossal's hotels. What legal theories might Mark use to try to legally enforce Edward's promise? Explain the elements of these theories and how they apply to the facts of this scenario. As mentioned above, Mark was promised a promotion and guaranteed contract by the Turnip Plaza manager, Edwin. Because of this offer, Mark turned down another exceptional offer working for a different hotel business. However, Mark was dismissed from the Turnip Plaza causing legal and ethical issues to arise. Edwin is an acting agent of the Turnip Plaza. Whether he had the authority to make the promise to Mark or not, he had apparent authority as manager which makes the Turnip Plaza bound by his promise. Page 1
Can a verbal agreement be upheld in a court of law? In order for a contract to be valid, it needs toinclude four basic requirements.1.Offer- The onset of a contractual agreement is an offer which may be for goods or services tobe performed. The offer should include specific information such as performance of service or price. In this instance, Edwin’s offer to Mark was a salary increase and a two-year contractas long as you continued to work with the Turnip Plaza.2.Acceptance- This is when the other party agrees to the terms of the offer. Mark did agree to Edwin’s offer.3.Consideration- This is what each party benefits from the contract. Edwin gets to keep Mark as an employee and Mark gets a salary increase and two-year contract. 4.Mutuality- All parties involved are on the same page and are aware of their obligation[ CITATION LaM18 \l 1033 ] There are two legal theories Mark might use to try to legally enforce Edwin's promise under common-law theories: Promissory Estopped Theory and Bargain Theory. Promissory Estopped Theory (PET) is the legal principle that a promise is enforceable by law when a promisor (Edwin) has made a promise to a promise (Mark) even if made verbally. PET is intended to stop a promisor from denying that an underlying promise should not be legally upheld or enforced [ CITATION Che19 \l 1033 ].

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