Business Law Problem Set 2

Respond to each problem set with 5 to 7 sentence response

Problem Set 2

1. Ed, a businessperson, is a friend of Fran, the owner of a Good Bean Coffee & Bagels store. Every day, Ed spends five minutes in Frans store, looking at the goods and usually buying one or two cinnamon buns or bagels. One afternoon, Ed goes into the store, looks at the items, and picks up a $1 chocolate brownie. Ed waves the brownie at Fran without saying a word and walks out. Is there a contract? If so, how would it be classified in terms of formation, performance, and enforceability?

2. Veronica is a repairperson for Wind Power Company. The job requires traveling to remote areas to make repairs to windmills, transmission towers, and power stations under any conditions. Veronica has had the job longer than other employees. Veronica applies for a promotion to a supervisory position that requires constant communication with others in the field. Wind Power rejects the application on the ground that Veronica is hearing impaired. Wind Power acknowledges that Veronica is otherwise qualified, but asserts that it needs someone who does not have a hearing problem. Veronica files a suit against Wind Power under the Americans with Disabilities Act. What is the issue, and what are the relevant considerations on which its resolution depends?

3. Yoshi contracts with Zach to buy a certain pub, Aficionados, for Yoshi, who asks Zach not to reveal her identity. Zach makes a deal with Burcet, the owner of the pub, and makes a down payment. Yoshi fails to pay the rest of the price, and does not pay Zach for his services. Does Zach have any recourse against Yoshi? If so, on what basis and to what extent?

4. Roman is the chief executive officer of Salty Snax Corporation. Romans responsibilities include decisions on product development, marketing, and other significant business directions. Roman is subject to the approval and oversight of Salty Snaxs board of directors. Teri is a Salty Snax manager whose duties include the firms day-to-day hiring, firing, purchasing, and selling. Umberto is a Salty Snax salesperson, whose daily activities are controlled by Teri. Velma writes sales manuals and promotional materials for Salty Snaxs products according to Romans instructions and subject to Salty Snaxs control, but has no dealings with the companys customers or suppliers. Warren writes copy on a contract-per-project basis and is not otherwise subject to Salty Snaxs control. Who is a principal? Who is an agent? Who is an employee? Who is an independent contractor?