Drennan v. Star Paving Co.

Drennan v. Star Paving Co. - Contracts 9/12/08 Mutual...

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Contracts 9/12/08 Mutual Assent Drennan v. Star Paving Co., California Supreme Court, 1958 Facts : Plaintiff’s (contractor) secretary received a telephone call from defendant’s (subcontractor) estimator to do paving work and his bid was $7,131.60. After receiving bid, plaintiff posted it on the master sheet. Defendant was the lowest bid so plaintiff computed his own bid accordingly with the subcontractor’s name. Plaintiff’s bid proved to be the lowest and he was awarded the contract. The next day, he stopped by defendant’s office; construction engineer said they had made a mistake in their bid. Plaintiff said he expected them to follow through. Procedure : trial court found that defendant made a definite order to do the paving and that plaintiff relied on defendant’s bid in computing his own bid; it entered judgment for plaintiff in amount of $3,817. Defendant claims there was no contract because it made a revocable offer and revoked it before plaintiff communicated his acceptance. Plaintiff contends that he relied to his
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course LAW 501 taught by Professor Roy during the Fall '08 term at Ole Miss.

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