Unit 6 Discussion Topic: Legality of Assignments

Throughout this course, many discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people’s opinions and comments. Then, respond to your Discussion topic after you have completed your Reading.

Bo Jenkins, (Camille’s second ex-husband) and Camille have a sporting accessories store together. Camille bought Bo’s share of the store but continues to rent to him so that business can be conducted as usual. One of the biggest customer draws to the store is Bo, as he was a world famous international triathlon runner whose name has been endorsed by a multitude of sporting goods manufacturers. Bo has decided he and Rana, a former friend of Camille’s will be entering into European ventures together. As such, Bo has orally assigned his lease to Rana’s daughter Fauna. Bo has given Camille oral notice of the assignment. Fauna was a model and knows fashion and has sold items that would look great with some of the accessories in the store. Camille objects to the assignment claiming that the store is a specialty store and personal in nature and therefore cannot be assigned.

Please respond using the information from your Reading and be sure to do the following:

1. Discuss whether or not the assignment is valid.

2. Analyze whether or not the rights can be assigned or if they are prohibited under the basic rules of assignments.

Unit 6 Assignment: Cardigan History

LS311-3: Analyze the elements of a valid contract

GEL 6.06: Apply research to create original insights and/or solve real-world problems.

The Cardigan family has made a name for themselves in the sweater industry whereby they have designed sweaters for a variety of uses and for a wide target audience ranging from toddlers to business professionals. Cassandra, whom everyone calls Cassie, is the CEO of CARDWARE Inc., Camoni is the spokesperson for the sweater line, and Candie models the lines in the professional sphere. They often use their mother, Camille, as a business consultant for input about various new ideas and marketing because she was the manager and agent of her son’s glove company. Cora and Caley, Camille’s two youngest daughters from her second failed marriage to Bo Jenkins, are co-office managers of their headquarters located in Silkadonia.

Camille has developed a good network among those in the fashion industry, especially the seamstresses who have been hired by well-known celebrities. One day, Camille spoke with Sonya, the owner and Lead Seamstress for Shazam Clothing Industries. Shazam is a leading manufacturer of unique limited edition clothes in Silkadonia. Camille presented Sonya with her order to sew a limited number (500) of hot pink and black machine knitted sweaters with a matching knit hat. Each sweater was to have a number and Candie Cardigan’s signature on a label sewn onto the bottom right side of the sweater. The hats would have the same label with matching number to its sweater, but sewn on the right side of the turned up hat cuff. Sonya agreed to make each sweater and hat pair for $100. Camille’s plan was to sell each set for $300 thereby making a $200 profit per set. While discussing the type of yarn to be used, Sonya’s cell phone rang. Sonya pushed a piece of paper and a color palette towards Camille and whispered “write the type of yarn you want used and exact dye lots” and I will begin work on this right away. Camille did as requested, but forgot to give Sonya the traditional 25% down payment. The down payment has always been used to purchase the materials.

Sonya completed production of all 500 sweaters in record time and has presented Camille with an invoice for payment for the same. At the bottom of the invoice, the words, “Payment Due Upon Receipt” were written. Camille changed her mind about wanting the sweaters and hats, as she decided that the items would not be as profitable as originally anticipated. Sonya now comes to the law firm you work for, P. Strami, and Hammond, Attorneys at Law, and wants to know if she has any recourse. Attorney Strami hands you the following instructions and asks that you draft a memorandum to him incorporating your research.

Dear Paralegal:

Please prepare a 2–3-page double-spaced memorandum in size 12 Times New Roman font discussing the following in the order presented:

· Please determine whether or not a contract has been formed using the basic contract principles of offer, acceptance, and consideration. State whether or not any of the crucial parts of the initial offer may be missing.

· Further, please research whether or not Camille and Sonya’s prior course of dealings has an impact on the parties’ communications and whether or not Sonya would be successful against CARDWARE Inc. should a breach of contract lawsuit be brought against her.

· Be sure to include intext citations as you integrate your research to support your position on whether or not a contract has been formed.

· Do not forget to provide your legal research within your memorandum. You may use case law to make comparisons, your textbook, and reliable Internet research to provide in-text citations for your work. Do not use Wikipedia.

Prepare your memorandum paying particular attention to the following:

· For confidentiality reasons, please prepare an APA formatted cover sheet with your memorandum. Do not forget to indicate which unit the Assignment is for.

· Be sure to avoid the use of first person. Instead, convey your research utilizing third person.

· Be sure to discuss any ethical perspectives/concerns with regard to the parties’ communications

· Keep all font color consistent throughout. If you copy and paste a link and it is in blue, hover your mouse over the link, right click, and select “REMOVE HYPERLINK” to keep the font color black like the rest of your submission.

· Use size 12 Times New Roman font.

· Utilize in-text citations. If a reference is listed in your reference page, it must be included within the body of your submission as well.

· Prepare an APA formatted reference page.

· Proofread your submission for any grammatical or sentence structure errors. Also, please refer to the rubric for this Assignment to make sure you have included that which you will be graded over before placing the same into the Unit 6 Assignment Dropbox.

· Submit your Assignment in a timely manner.

· Do not hesitate to ask for assistance should you need it.