This is due June 20th at 5PM Eastern time.
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- Read/watch all assigned materials listed for the week in the Course Content
- Cite to assigned materials in all responses in Learning Activities
- Use only assigned materials to complete Learning Activities; do not use the internet unless otherwise instructed
- Include in-text citations and a Reference List for in-text citations
- Do not use any direct quotations
- Write in correct, complete sentences, in paragraph format unless otherwise instructed
- Submit Learning Activities to Assignment Folder
Tips for Formatting and Structuring Analysis:
- Write in complete sentences in paragraph format.
- Use in-text citations citing to relevant assignment materials.
- Double-space; 12-point Arial or Times Roman font.
- Introductory Sentence: Begin with an introductory sentence or very brief paragraph that states your conclusion to the questions asked.
- Concluding Sentence: End the discussion with a concluding sentence or a very brief paragraph that summarizes your conclusion/what you discussed.
- Support Arguments and Positions: Please refer to the module in Content, “How to Support Arguments and Positions”.
Learning Activity: due 11:59 pm ET, Saturday
General Background: The Clean-N-Shine (“Clean”) owners have questions and need clarification about several contract concepts and issues related to their new business. Specifically, they have questions about:
- the Statute of Frauds “writing requirement” and
- electronic contracts
Generally, contracts for the sale of goods must be in writing, and the parties must sign the writing to the agreement, and the parties must be sufficiently identified. Clean will be selling products via the internet, and the owners are wondering whether these electronic contracts are valid and enforceable.
Background Facts You Need To Know: Company X, a company in Illinois, contracted via the internet with Windows Bright, a small window washing business in Missouri to purchase four cases of Shiny Lite window cleaning solution at $200 per case. Company X paid via the internet with a company credit card, and an electronic contract was created. The electronic contract stated that the four cases of Shiny Lite would be shipped to Company X’s place of business in Illinois via UPS. Once UPS delivered the Shiny Lite, the contract required Windows Bright to clean Company X’s windows.
Winne and Ralph have concerns about the Statute of Frauds and electronic contracts. To respond to their concerns, you must address the following questions:
A. Discuss whether the contract between Company X and Windows Bright is subject to the Uniform Commercial Code Statute of Frauds.
B. Analyze and explain whether the electronic internet contract between Company X and Windows Bright satisfies the “writing” requirements for the Statute of Frauds? If so, how and why?
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