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Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon - plaintiff didn’t promise...

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Contracts 11/14 Rationale for Implied Terms Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, NY Court of Appeals, 1917 Facts : Plaintiff was to have the exclusive right to place her endorsements on the designs of others. He was also to have the exclusive right to place her designs on sale, or to license others to market them. Plaintiff said defendant broke the contract by endorsing clothing without plaintiff’s consent. Defendant claims there wasn’t a contract because
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Unformatted text preview: plaintiff didn’t promise her anything (no consideration). Issue : whether there was consideration. Holding : there was a contract; while it doesn’t explicitly say that plaintiff promises to use reasonable efforts to sell her name, the agreement implies it. Rule : Class Notes : Reasonable efforts = best efforts Example of implied in fact....
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