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  • 1. Business Law Chapter 10 Section 1-2 Mr. Whisel

2. Section 10.1 Goals

  • Identify parties who have contractual capacity
  • Identify what contracts can be disaffirmed
  • Explain the role of capacity
  • Standards
    • Reading and Writing
      • 1.1.11 CDEFG, 1.2.11 AB, 1.3.11 C, 1.4.11 BCD, 1.5.11 ACE, 1.6.11 ACDF, 1.7.11 AC, 1.8.11 ABC
    • Civics and Government
      • 5.1.12 ABCDEFHIJM, 5.2.12 ABCDEFG, 5.3.12 AB

3. Hot Debate!

  • Angela was a 17-year old high school student who, at her boyfriends urging, signed a contract to work as a model for a modeling agency. Angela claimed she was 22 years old. She received her first assignment a week later. It involved flying to New York City for a magazine photo shoot. The day before the photo shoot, Angelas father Simon learned what his daughter had done. Simon called the agency and informed them that Angela would not be at the photo shoot the next day, and that he would not allow his daughter to be a model. As result, the magazine had to cancel the photo shoot and they lost over $5,000.
  • Can Simon prevent Angela from carrying out the terms of the contract?
  • Can Angela be held liable for the magazines losses?

4. Whats Your Verdict?

  • Susan, age 16, walked into a fur shop out of curiosity and became enthralled with the idea of owning a fur jacket. A persuasive sales lady told her she would be able to use it for the rest of her life and that it was a good investment. Her Aunt had recently died and willed her enough for the jacket. A week later, she realized that at this time in her life she didnt have a use for the jacket.
  • Can Susan get her money back?

5. What is Capacity?

  • Lack of maturity or experience to protect oneself
  • Law of Capacity
    • Grants special contractual rights designed to protect one from being cheated
      • Parties
        • Minors
        • Intoxicated
        • Mentally Incapacitated
  • Minor
    • One who is under the age of majority
    • Most states say 18 or younger

6. What is Capacity?

  • Contractual Capacity
    • The ability to understand that a contract is being made and its general meaning.
  • Capacity Rights
    • Two basic protections granted to those who lack capacity
      • Necessaries
        • Things needed to maintain life and lifestyle
      • Non-necessaries
        • Things that for them are relative luxuries
          • Must pay contracted price
          • Have the option to disaffirm the contract

7. What is Capacity?

  • Disaffirmance
    • Involves giving back the consideration by both parties.
  • Can Susan give back the jacket and get her money back?
  • Minors can disaffirm contracts for non-necessaries during their minority and for a short time after their majority
  • Ratification
    • Acting toward the contract as though one intends to be bound by it.
    • Ratification cuts off the right to disaffirm

8. What is Capacity?

  • Minors
    • People under the age of 18
    • Minority or Under the Age of Majority
    • A few states majority is not reached until 19-21
    • Minority ends the day before the birthday of the age of majority
  • Emancipation
    • The severing of the child-parent relationship.
    • Ends duty for the parent to take care of the child
    • Automatically emancipated when reaching the age of majority

9. Emancipation

  • Formally
    • When a court decrees the minor emancipated
  • Informal Emancipation
    • The parent and minor agree that the parent will cease support
    • The minor marries
    • The minor moves out of the family home
    • The minor becomes a member of the armed forces
    • The minor gives birth
    • The minor undertakes full-time employment

10. What is Capacity?

  • Mental Incapacity
    • Much less precisely defined than minority
    • Test to determine whether the person knows what they did/or are doing
    • If you are ruled insane
      • Complete lack of capacity
      • All contracts for these people are void
  • Intoxication
    • Arises from using alcohol, drugs, or inhaling toxic products.
    • Courts will only disaffirm if you were so intoxicated that you did not know you were contracting
      • Intoxication is a voluntary act, therefore the penalty is heightened

11. Whats Your Verdict?

  • Against their parents wishes, Garcia and Wesley- both minors- left home. Together they signed a 12-month lease to rent a nearby furnished apartment from Krohm at the bargain price of $350 a month. After 3 months, the teenagers ran out of money and returned to their homes. Krohm could not find new tenants.
  • Could he hold the minors liable for the rent?

12. Which Contracts Can Be Disaffirmed?

  • Two rights given to those who lack capacity
    • Right to disaffirm non-necessaries
    • Right to pay a fair price instead of the contract price
  • What are necessaries?
  • What are non-necessaries?
  • Is a car a necessary?

13. Whats Your Verdict?

  • Alicia was a wholesaler of flowers. Her friend, Caryn, worked for a grocery store as a checker. One day Alicia stopped by during Caryns break and asked if she could sell her flowers through that store. Caryn said yes and signed a contract to purchase 10 dozen roses for the store. When Alicia tried to deliver the roses, they were refused by the store and Alicia sued.
  • Is the store bound by Caryns contract?

14. Capacity in Organizations

  • Some people in organization are entrusted to make decisions for the organization this is calledScope of Authority .
  • Usually people in power in an organization make decision that can bind the company
    • Is Caryn a person in power?

15. Section 10.1 Goals

  • Identify parties who have contractual capacity
  • Identify what contracts can be disaffirmed
  • Explain the role of capacity
  • Standards
    • Reading and Writing
      • 1.1.11 CDEFG, 1.2.11 AB, 1.3.11 C, 1.4.11 BCD, 1.5.11 ACE, 1.6.11 ACDF, 1.7.11 AC, 1.8.11 ABC
    • Civics and Government
      • 5.1.12 ABCDEFHIJM, 5.2.12 ABCDEFG, 5.3.12 AB

16. End of Section 10.1

  • Think About Legal Concepts
  • Think Critically About Evidence

17. Section 10.2 Goals

  • Identify the time when a contract cannot be disaffirmed
  • Identify contracts that cannot be disaffirmed
  • Explain the consequences of misrepresentation of age
  • Standards
    • Reading and Writing
      • 1.1.11 CDEFG, 1.2.11 AB, 1.3.11 C, 1.4.11 BCD, 1.5.11 ACE, 1.6.11 ACDF, 1.7.11 AC, 1.8.11 ABC
    • Civics and Government
      • 5.1.12 ABCDEFHIJM, 5.2.12 ABCDEFG, 5.3.12 AB

18. Whats Your Verdict?

  • While still a minor, Beach bought a stereo sound system on credit from McReams Electronic Cloud for $500. Beach paid $100 down and promised to pay $50 a month on the unpaid balance until the debt was paid. After making four payments, two of which were made after he reached the age of majority. Beach decided to disaffirm the contract and return the equipment.
  • Can Beach do th