Essay Case Of Mason V. R & G

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Contract One of the major contention points in this case of Mason v. R&G is the question whether a contract exists at all between the parties. In order to ascertain the validity of the contract, the elements of a valid contract in the state of Georgia must be carefully examined. The Code of Georgia, § 13-3-1, clearly states that in order to constitute a valid contract, the following elements must generally exist; there must be parties able to contract, a consideration moving to the contract, the assent of the parties to the terms of the contract, and a subject matter upon which the contract can operate. According to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, the expression "parties capable of contracting" has a very specific legal meaning. To have a contract, the minds of the parties must meet. For minds to meet, each party must understand what is taking place. The law has generally held that persons deemed mentally incompetent are incapable of meeting this standard, also included in this excluded group are minors under the age of eighteen. Both Mr. Paul Mason and Chardonnay Mason were over the age of eighteen at the time of the alleged contract, and both parties were mentally capable of entering into a contract. It is the determination of this court that this standard has been met in the case of Mason v. R&G. Another element in this case is consideration moving to the contract. In order for a valid contract to exist, both parties must agree…

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