Pickett P a high school senior researched colleges on the internet Her primary

Pickett p a high school senior researched colleges on

This preview shows page 2 - 5 out of 5 pages.

6. Pickett (P), a high school senior, researched colleges on the internet. Her primary concerns were cost and the nature and types of financial aid. The website for the University of Houston (D) had information about a Jenna Watkins Scholarship, which provided $1,000 per year and a waiver of all fees. Based on this information, P requested an application package. When she received it in October 2009, it contained the 2010-2011 catalog, which further described the scholarship, including that it was offered to students who scored 26-27 on the ACT test and had a GPA of 90% or higher. P met both criteria. To keep the scholarship while at D, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Based onthis information, P applied and was admitted on December 14, 2009. P sent a check datedMarch 6, 2010, for a dorm room deposit. D cashed the check. Before orientation, P calledD to ensure that P met the scholarship requirements and was told that she did. At orientation, P was informed that the criteria for the scholarship had changed, that P no longer qualified, and that the amount of money had been reduced from $1,000 to $500 per year. P sued for breach of contract. D claims that there was no offer and acceptance. D is probably right. (a) True (b) False 7. Devereaux (D) owns land on Lake Travis, and enters into a contract with Parmer Homes, Inc. (P) for the construction of a two-story house for $300,000. P begins construction. No unforeseen difficulties arise that would cause the construction to be more expensive or time-consuming than what was envisioned at the time the contract wasformed. After three months, P demands an extra $75,000 to complete the house. P tells D
Image of page 2
that if the extra $75,000 is not paid, P will stop working. Having no one else to complete construction, D promises to pay the extra $75,000. D’s promise to pay an additional $75,000 for the completion of the two-story house is probably enforceable because it is supported by consideration.
Image of page 3
Image of page 4
Image of page 5

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture