5. Lucia is very interested in buying Charlotte's apartment and has toured it several times. She pays Charlotte $5,000 to hold the offer open (that is, not to sell the apartment to anyone else) for three days, so that Lucia can think it over. The next day, Lucia's realtor, Antonio, shows her an apartment that she prefers. Lucia buys it on the spot. Charlotte sues Antonio for tortious interference with a contract. What result?
6. You are a vice-president in charge of personnel at a large manufacturing company. In-house detectivesinform you that Gates, an employee, was seen stealing valuable computer equipment. Gates denies the theft, but you believe the detectives and fire him. The detectives suggest that you post notices around the company informing all employees what happened to Gates and why. This will discourage others fromstealing. Should you post the notices?
7. Caldwell was shopping at T-Mart department store, carrying a large purse. A security guard observed her looking at various small items for sale. At one point, Caldwell put her reading glasses in her purse, and the guard thought she might have been shoplifting. The guard approached her in the parking lot andaccused her of taking store merchandise. The guard found no stolen goods in her purse but had her return to the store with him. They walked around the store for approximately 15 minutes, while the guard said six or seven times that he saw her steal something. Another store employee indicated she could go, and Caldwell later sued. What kind of suit did she file, and what should the outcome be?