Dorothy And Brian Case Study
I: Had the contract between Dorothy and Brian come into existence? In particular, was Dorothy obligated to sell her house to Brian?
R: Offer and counter-offer
“An invitation to treat is essentially an indication that a person is prepared to negotiate”
“Acceptance cannot be interfered from the silence or inaction of the offeree” .
A: Brian offered to buy Dorothy’s house and Dorothy replied Brian that she would sell the house for $2.000.000. Brian countered Dorothy’s offer with four installments over a 2 year period for $1.500.000. Dorothy was ready to accept Brian’s price if Brian could take one lump sum payout on settlement, later Brian discarded cash payment. By making offer and counter-offer, Brian had rejected Dorothy’s …show more content…
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