Civil Cases – Business Law Final Quiz

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Civil Cases, Federal District Courts, Gordon, Probate, Estate, Business Law Final Quiz

The key terms in this Business Law course include Civil Cases, Federal District Courts, Citizen, Gordon, Probate, Estate, Defense to Defamation, Tort, Violation, Private Duty, Oral Contract, Services, Kentucky Lumber and Mill Work Company, Rommell Company, Business Law Final Quiz


____ 1. The types of civil cases that can be brought in federal district courts include:

a.the probate of an estate.
b.cases between citizens of different states that involve damages of $75,000 or more.
c.cases brought by the citizen of one state against the state government of the same state.
d.none of the above.

____ 2. Which of the following is a defense to defamation?

a. slander

b. libel

c. truth

d. none of the above


____ 3. A wrong that arises from a violation of a private duty is called a:

a. criminal action.

b. tort.

c. crime.

d. de mala.


____ 4. When a person has performed services under an oral contract that cannot be enforced because of the statute of frauds, such person:

a. can recover the agreed payment for the services because a refusal to make payment would be a breach of the contract.

b. can recover the reasonable value of the services because there is a quasi contractual duty to pay for the benefit received from such services.

c. cannot recover the value of the services because they were rendered under a unilateral mistake of law.

d. can have the party receiving the services arrested for obtaining property by false pretenses.


Civil Cases – Business Law Final Quiz


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Chandra sues Martin for breach of contract. Both parties have completed discovery. Chandra now wants her attorney to file a motion to have the judge rule in her favor without having to proceed further. Chandra does not know whether the motion to dismiss or the motion for a summary judgment is proper. Which motion is proper and why?

When Gordon told Hanson that he was considering selling his house, Hanson offered to buy it. Gordon and Hanson entered a contract in which Hanson paid Gordon $1,000 in cash for the right to buy Gordon’s house for $150,000, in the event Gordon decided to sell it. Two weeks later, Jones offered Gordon $200,000 for his house, and Gordon agreed to sell it to her for that amount. Hanson sued Gordon to force Gordon to sell the house to him for $150,000 rather than to Jones for $200,000. Based on what you have learned, tell the probable result of the action. What type of contract, if any, was entered into between Gordon and Hanson?

On April 15, Morgan sent a letter to Clark offering to sell her business to Clark for $200,000. The offer stated that it would expire on May 1. On April 30, Morgan sent another letter to Clark that stated that she was withdrawing the offer. Clark received that letter on May 1. Also on April 30, Clark sent a letter to Morgan accepting the offer. Morgan received that letter of acceptance on May 1. Morgan refused to sell the business to Clark, claiming that no contract had been entered into. Clark brought suit to enforce the contract against Morgan. Based on what you have learned in this chapter, decide the probable outcome of the case?  

Kentucky Lumber and Mill Work Company contracted to supply Rommell Company mill work for use in the construction of a school building. While the work was in progress, the Kentucky mill was destroyed by fire. For two months thereafter, Kentucky Lumber and Mill Work Company supplied Rommell with mill work purchased by it from a third party. The Kentucky mill did not wish to continue this plan and declared that the contract was ended. Rommell brought an action against Kentucky Company to enforce the contract. How will the court decide?

Sam Student had borrowed $1,000 from his cousin. Sam and the cousin became involved in a heated disagreement when the cousin began to press Sam for repayment of the loan. Finally, Sam wrote a check for $200 to the cousin and conspicuously wrote on the check in big letters that it was full and final payment for the $1,000 loan. In need of money, the cousin cashed the check and demanded the other $800 from Sam. Sam refused to pay, stating that they had entered into an accord and satisfaction that discharged Sam’s obligation to pay anything more. The cousin sued Sam. Discuss the probable outcome.

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