1. Jenkins applied for the position of medical doctor at the Senior Medical Care Facility in Stockton California. The HR department of the hospital examined her academic background and licensing and assured her that she was qualified for the position. Relying upon the hospital’s promise of permanent employment, Jenkins resigned from her current position and commenced work at the Care Facility. She was discharged two weeks later, however, because the Care Facility discovered that Jenkins did not have a license to practice medicine in California as required by state law. She had taken the examination but did not pass. Jenkins claims that the hospital promised her a position of permanent employment and that by discharging her, it breached their employment contract.Who is correct?Please discuss.
2. Jeff was a guest at a party on Friday evening, and drank more than he should have. During the party, he met another guest, Sandra, and promised to sell his 2010 Ford to her for $12,000. When Sandra came to Jeff’s home the next morning with a check to pay for the car, Jeff honestly said to her that he had drunk so much alcohol at the party he had absolutely no recollection of the deal. Sandra was mildly upset and told Jeff that she had asked her friend to drive her to Jeff’s home so that she could purchase the car, a drive of over 120 miles. Jeff was a bit embarrassed and said, “I guess a deal is a deal,” accepted the check and gave Sandra the car. Four days later, Jeff decided he had acted rashly and would like to void the contract. Is he able to do so? Please discuss the result.
3. Samuelson, a farmer who grew lima beans, had sold beans to Davidson Seed and Grain Company and other seed companies in the past. Davidson entered into an oral contract with Samuelson to purchase lima beans from him. A day after entering into the oral contract, Davidson signed and mailed to Samuelson a written confirmation of the oral agreement. Samuelson received the confirmation but did not sign it or object to its content. When Samuelson refused to perform the terms of the oral agreement, Davidson sued Samuelson for breach of contract. Was the oral agreement enforceable? Please discuss.