purchasing the book along with the handwritten notes for the offered price, instead of replying he merely smiled as he thought his sister was not serious about it. This case can be compared with Balfour v Balfour,in this case it shows that the husband had promised to pay his wife a monthly allowance but after some time he did not pay, agreements madebetween husband and wife are not contracts as they do not have the intention to be attended by legal consequences. At the same time. Charleen and Alan had a valid contract between them for the purchase of the book and notes as written in Alans Facebook wall for $200. But after entering into a contract with her he had accepted other offers madeby others and sold it to them. Acceptance of offer was consented by Alan
but since Alan was not focusing on the statement made by Charleen, he did not expressly accept the offer, so the contract was made unknowingly. Therefore, no valid contract is made.ConclusionIn conclusion, legal actions cannot be taken against Alan by Bernard as no contract was made between them. As Damien had suffered loss from the contract he would be able to sue Alan for damages as he could havegotten the book for free of charge in Kaplan but Alan had misrepresented and provided false information about his book and notesbecause he only got an credit grade but he stated in his offer that he got an High Distinction. Charleen would not be able to take any legal action against Alan because she is a minor as well as Alan’s sister.Alternate dispute resolutionSettling disputes outside of the courtroom is called alternate dispute resolution. There are different types of alternate dispute resolution that parties can choose from such as mediation, arbitration and litigation to
resolve legal disputes. Th[e pros and cons of each of them will be discussed in the following paragraphs. Mediation In mediation there is no loser and winner. Disputes are settled in a friendly and peaceable manner voluntarily by a third party. Mediators canbe experts at the same time it can be someone both parties know of.
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