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Unformatted text preview: cy. 559. While Jane is swimming she cuts her foot on some coral and is quickly surrounded by several
sharks. Within earshot of several startled sunbathers, Jane screams that she will pay one million
dollars to anyone who saves her. Gertrude, the lifeguard on duty, throws Jane a line and pulls her
in. When Jane refuses to pay, Gertrude sues. The court would find for:
Jane, since past consideration is not legally sufficient.
Jane, since Gertrude was under a pre-existing duty to do as she did.
Gertrude, since her act was in response to Jane’s promise.
Gertrude, since she justifiably relied on Jane’s promise.
560. (Refers to question above.) If, instead of making her offer while dodging sharks, Jane said
nothing until after she was rescued by a jogger, and only then promised to pay the million
dollars, the court would rule that:
past consideration is not legally sufficient to support a contract.
since the promise was not in writing, Jane does not have to pay.
the jogger is entitled to the money since...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course BUL 3130 taught by Professor Schupp during the Fall '12 term at UNF.
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