Business Law

When there is a unilateral mistake, in what three types of situations may a contract not be enforced? Explain your answer.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 40
asked by Sally
  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Please see t he followin g:

    1. (Broken Link Removed)

    2. (PDF file to download; your answer is here):



    · Unilateral Mistake - when an honest mistake is made and it is fundamental. If the recipient of the offer knows that there has been a mistake. The court could be persuaded to fix such mistakes. For example, if Mrs. A is buying a new car for $20,000 plus $500 shipping, but she notices that the contract is for $500, and signs eagerly knowing there was a mistake. Later the autodealer realizes a mistake was made and asks the court to correct the unilateral mistake. Some examples of successful and unsuccessful cases are, [Imperial Glass Ltd. v. Consolidated Supplies Ltd.] [ Belle River Community Arena Inc. v. W.J.C. Kaufmann Co. et. al.] [Imperial Glass Ltd. v. Consolidates Supplies Ltd.] [Ron Engineering et. al. v. The Queen in right of Ontario et. al.] [Calgary v. Northern Construction Company Division of Morrison-Knudsen Company Inc. et. al.] The general principles are,
    1. - the source of the error was clerical
    2. - the errors were not obvious
    3. - the error was reported promptly
    4. - the error was honest and unintentional with good motives
    5. - the "contract" was an irrevocable offer not yet accepted
    6. - the intent was only to correct the offer, not withdraw it.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. business law

    When there is a unilateral mistake, in what three types of situations may a contract not be enforced? Explain your answer. 20 points

    asked by michelle on October 1, 2009
  2. business law

    A unilateral mistake always affords the mistaken party a right to relief from the contract? true/false

    asked by Gudda on December 11, 2009
  3. buisness

    Which sentences highlight a unilateral contract? a. Monique goes to a supermarket and picks up a shampoo. She then goes to the counter and pays for the shampoo. b. John offers a ride back home to Jack in exchange for his favorite

    asked by Judy on April 24, 2017
  4. business

    A unilateral change of contract terms by one of the parties to a contract without the consent of other party is A. Is it Usury B. Novation C. Alteration D. OTHER Alteration which makes it void. So I think the answer is C The

    asked by May on April 18, 2008
  5. Law

    1. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits what two types of punishment? A. Harsh, typical B. Cruel, unusual C. Cruel, justified D. Cruel, mean is it B 2. What are the two types of mistake in respect to criminal

    asked by Amy on September 23, 2013
  6. careers

    When John asked Melanie to babysit Saturday night, he told her that he would pay $7 per hour. She accepted and did the work but has not yet received the money. What type of contract was this? a. implied contract b. unilateral

    asked by liz on April 19, 2017
  7. Business law

    Ashley sees a maintenance crew from Acme Co. beginning to resurface her driveway, a service she has not contracted for. Ashley thinks a new driveway would be good, so she doesn’t say anything. If Acme sues Ashley for the value

    asked by mary on January 26, 2014
  8. Business Law- Need Help with this one..

    Which of the following statements is true about contracts? A. Parties to an informal contract can use any words they choose to express their contract. B. A contract under seal is disclosed only to the offeror of the contract. C. A

    asked by angela on July 28, 2016
  9. Medical Law & Ethics

    Which of the following is voidable? A. A contract with an incompetent B. An express contract C. A contract with someone who's 22 years old D. An implied contract I say B

    asked by debbie on May 2, 2015
  10. Business Law

    Grocery, Inc. has a written contract with Cereal, Inc. to purchase 20 cases of cereal per month at $22 per case. The contract does not state the types of cereal or how the 20 cases will be divided among Grocery, Inc.’s 20 stores

    asked by Cho Ramirez on June 17, 2012

More Similar Questions