WK_3_DQ_1 - contract (Cheeseman, 2010). Since Hazel did not...

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WK 3, DQ 1 Hazel is 84, and suffers from debilitating arthritis. Sometimes, she can barely walk. Every time Hazel has been unable to get around, her neighbor Ruth cooks and cleans for her until she feels better. Hazel has offered to pay Ruth, but Ruth always declines. One day when Hazel is feeling well, she and Ruth eat out in a restaurant, and Hazel tells Ruth she is going to leave her $50,000 in her will. Six months later, Hazel dies without leaving a will. Can Ruth successfully sue Hazel’s estate for $50,000? State the legal reasons for your answer. An oral contract can be difficult to prove and enforce, especially in this case, since Hazel has passed away. Ruth’s claim that Hazel orally promised her $50,000 would be considered an unenforceable
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Unformatted text preview: contract (Cheeseman, 2010). Since Hazel did not put her promise to Ruth in writing, Ruth will not be able to successfully sue Hazels estate. The statute of frauds applies here. The statute of frauds requires that a contract, as in a will, be memorialized in writing and signed. (Cheeseman, 2010). The statute of frauds is an act that serves to prevent frauds and perjuries. Reference: Cheeseman, H. (2010). The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce: Business Ethics, E-Commerce, Regulatory and International Issues . Retrieved from www.ecampus.phoenix.edu on January 28, 2010....
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