Option 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. Ruth continues to care for Hazel when needed. Six months later, Hazel dies without leaving a will. Can Ruth successfully sue Hazel’s estate for $50,000? for less? for more? State the legal reasons for your answer. An oral contract is as legally binding as a written contract, the issue with an oral contract is in proving its existence. To begin, the existence of a written contract is fairly obvious, either there is a writing or there is not.’t. An oral contract, by definition, does not have a writing to support its terms, conditions or even existence. An oral contract can be difficult to prove and enforce,
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