discussion needed by 3pm Friday


Each  of us makes promises all the time; most we keep, but some we don’t. The  question this week focus on when a promise is—or is not—enforceable.  Said differently, when will the law make a person keep a  promise? Choose one of the scenarios  below and explain whether you think that the promise made is  enforceable. Be sure to think about the concepts of offer, acceptance,  consideration, legality, and capacity.

  • Uncle  John promises his nephew that he will give the nephew $10,000 on his  18th birthday if the nephew doesn’t drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, do  illegal drugs, or engage in any immoral behaviors.
  • Bill  asks Sally to marry him, and she answers yes. Bill then sells his  favorite sports car and pays upfront for a lavish wedding ceremony and a  three-week trip to Europe.
  • Keith  agrees to transport ceramic figurines from Los Angeles to New York City  in his moving truck. What he doesn’t know is that each figurine is  filled packets of cocaine.
  • Maria  and Jennifer are having drinks at a local bar, and both are a bit  tipsy. As the night goes on, Maria asks Jennifer to trade Jennifer’s  three-carat diamond ring for Maria’s 1978 Ford Duster, and Jennifer  agrees to the deal.
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