Alan merely smiled as a reply to her statement as he thought that she must be

Alan merely smiled as a reply to her statement as he

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Alan merely smiled as a reply to her statement as he thought that she must be out of her mind to be interested in reading up on commercial law as she was still very young. Alan nodded his head when she asked if she can pay him the money on 6 Nov, but he was thinking about his favorite football team’s match on the previous weekend and not aware of what Charleen said. It is clear that Alan was not having a clear mind when he “agreed”. However, Charleen had entered a valid contract with Alan as all four components of forming a contract was fulfilled. Therefore, Charleen can initiate a breach of contract against Alan when he disregarded her and sold his textbook and notes to other parties. Rule/Law The law states that when a party of a contract does not fulfil his or her obligations, it is a break of contract (Wallis v Pratt,1910). The other party does not need to fulfill his or her obligations in the contract. The party who fulfilled his or her obligations has the rights to cancel and reverse the contact. Damages can be claimed in four type, general damages, special damages, nominal damages and punitive damages ("Breach of Contract in Singapore", 2014). Application In this case, Alan and Charleen entered a valid contract even though Alan was absent minded when he agreed to sell his book to her. Moreover, Charleen fulfilled her obligations in the contract when she left $200 on Alan’s table and gave her consideration to Alan. Therefore, Charleen has the right to claim compensation for the same from Alan together with other monetary benefits associated with this matter. In this matter, Charleen can claim her compensation under general damages. Conclusion In conclusion, in Charleen’s stand, she has entered a valid contract with Alan. this gives her the right to lawfully enforce Alan to fulfill his obligations in the contract or file a breach of contract against Alan to request for a compensation. Although it is a valid contract, Alan can also terminate the contract or protect himself if he is able to prove that he was not in the right state of mind when he agreed to the deal.
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Question Four Legal Issues Damien who is not a friend of Alan on Facebook heard about the offer from his friend, Bernard. Alan’s offer was not available for Damien as it was not available and accessible to him. Therefore, it can be said that the offer was not given to Damien. In addition to that, there was no proof showing that Alan agreed to Damien’s SMS. However, Damien fulfilled his consideration when he passed Alan the money on 4 Nov. Upon receiving the money, Alan promised to perform his part and pass everything to Damien on 7 Nov. This shows that Alan had agreed to enter a contract with Damien. Alan then passed a new textbook he bought at a bookstore and his hand-written notes to Damien. However, Damien was expecting to receive the original copy of the textbook and not a new one that was purchased by Alan at a bookstore.
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