Assignment: Grocery Inc Paper

Assignment: Grocery Inc Paper

Assignment: Grocery Inc Paper


Grocery Inc paper

LAW 421 WEEK 5 Grocery Inc paper

  1. Does Article 2 of the UCC apply to the contracts between Grocery Inc. and its vendors? Do common law contracts apply? Explain your answer in detail.  Your answer should compare and contrast common law contracts and UCC Article 2 contracts.
  1. Grocery Inc. has contracted with Reliable Construction to renovate a store. Reliable has accepted too many contracts and must sub-contract the Grocery Inc. renovation to Casual Handyman. Grocery Inc. was not aware of the sub-contract. When Grocery saw the poor work that was being done and that Casual, not Reliable, was doing the work, Grocery applied for a court order to stop Casual from doing any more work (injunction) and then sued Reliable for breach of contract, seeking specific performance of their contract. Reliable argued that it has a right to sub-contract the work or, in the alternative, to walk away from the contract’s obligations because of commercial impracticability. Who wins? Explain your answer.
  1. Jeff is 17 years old and works in the produce department. He made a down payment on a car that he purchased from Steve at a used car lot. Steve assumed that Jeff was over 18 years old and did not ask for proof of age. Six months after the purchase, Jeff lost his job and could no longer make the $200/month payments. Jeff returned the car to Steve and said he wanted to cancel the contract and that he wanted his money back. What are the possible outcomes? Explain your answers.
  1. Grocery Inc. has a written contract with Cereal Inc. to purchase 20 cases of cereal each month at $22/case. The contract does not state the types of cereal or how the 20 cases will be divided among Grocery’s stores. After a flood, Cereal suffers extensive water damage to its warehouse and the contents therein. With the exception of Soggy Flakes, Cereal Inc. does not have enough undamaged product to comply with the Grocery contract. Twelve days before the delivery, Grocery had faxed Cereal requesting 15 cases of a variety of product to be delivered to five specific stores and the remaining 5 cases be delivered to Grocery’s warehouse. On the day the delivery from Cereal was due, Grocery receives 10 cases of Soggy Flakes at five of Grocery’s stores, but not the five stores previously specified by Grocery. Grocery wants to reject the 15-case delivery and cancel the contract with Cereal. Analyze the gap filing provisions of UCC Article 2 as they pertain to the terms of this contract.  What rights or defenses, if any, does Cereal, Inc. have under contract law?  Analyze the remedies available to Grocery, Inc. and Cereal, Inc.  Explain all answers in detail.
  1. Tom is the produce manager at Grocery, Inc. He has a model train set that is quite extensive and valuable. When Tom was visiting Harry one day, he told Harry that when he retired in two years he wanted to sell his train set and travel on real trains. Tom also told Harry, also a model train enthusiast, that Harry was the only person he planned to sell his train set to. Harry said he looked forward to having Tom’s trains. Harry then spent the next two years and most of his savings on a 2,000 sq. ft addition to his house to make room for the train set. When Harry told Tom that he was building the addition for the train set, Tom just smiled. Tom also heard that Harry had borrowed money from his aunt to help with the expense. When Tom retired, he sold his train set to David. Harry then sued Tom for breach of contract or, in the alternative, promissory estoppel. Who wins? Explain your answer.
  1. Jason shipped a truck load of peaches from his orchard to Grocery Inc. using an independent trucker. The truck broke down and the shipment was delayed three days. The peaches were spoiled on arrival. Who bears the risk? Explain your answer.

Supplier Inc. is a large wholesaler that has a contract with Grocery, Inc. Supplier sued Grocery when Grocery failed to place an order by a specific date, as required by the contract. Each order was to be worth at least $550. Grocery argued that its employee Bill had signed a standard pre-printed supply contract that did not state specifics regarding time of order and quantity. Bill had the authority to sign a standard pre-printed supply contract but could not authorize specific terms. This limitation on Bill’s authority was unknown to Supplier. Supplier argued that the terms were “boilerplate” and therefore could be modified by acceptance. Supplier offered oral testimony at trial to prove that Bill had agreed to the modifications. Is there a contract? If so, what are the terms?  Explain your answers.  Also, discuss the use of Supplier, Inc.’s oral testimony at trial.

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The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


Always submit the assignment in the drop box for that assignment. I cannot accept any assignment as an attachment to an email sent to my college email. Attaching it to a posting to the Questions to Instructor Forum or the Individual Forum is also not accepted.

I cannot grade any assignment unless it is placed into the drop box by the student per university policy.

Turn-It-In / Lopes Write

This is to be used for the assignments for these three weeks (2, 3 & 5) and it is NOT required for Week 1. All assignments will be placed through Turn It In first and then submitted in the drop box on the course shell. No assignments will be accepted as attachments to emails as this is not the university policy.

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