Be Careful What You Sign Essay

1342 Words Mar 30th, 2014 6 Pages
1. If Letisha does not pay and Sudson sues her for breach of contract, what legal arguments could be raised in Letisha’s defense against the enforcement of the automatic renewal clause? Explain.

* Letisha could argue that the salesman who brought her the contract to sign did not make her aware of the fact that there were other clauses to the contract that had been written at the back of the page. It is only professional for someone engaging another into signing a contract to go on and make the lessee aware that they should go through the entire document before signing it and there hence tying themselves to all conditions of the agreement. It is the sole discretion of the lessee to read the whole document or not through before
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* The Uniform Code Article 2A does to some extent applies in this case. This is basically because the article seeks to protect both the lessee and the lesser. UCC Article 2A is a proposed set of laws relating to personal property leasing and has been adopted in 47 states and the District of Columbia. All types of equipment lease used by major leasing companies’ states that it is governed by the laws of one of the states which has adopted Article 2A. Article 2A goes ahead to make many changes in existing law which are beneficial to both lesser and lessees. Essentially, these changes standardize state law so that the lesser is unable to select favorable quirks in the law of its home state and use these to their advantage in a contract. On the other hand, Article 2A does contain traps for unwary and this is where the case in point would benefit. The lesser, who is the Sudson laundry company, went on to include unfair and unfavorable provisions in the contract they entered with the lessee, Letisha, by stating that at the end of the contract period the contract would automatically renew with the new terms that were not included even in the previous contract.

5. Are there any government or private entities available to Letisha for lodging complaints about businesses, which treat consumers unfairly? Explain.

* The government and even private entities have come up with different independent bodies and organizations to cushion the public from

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