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Mutual Assent
Intent + Offer + Acceptance
the outward expression of a present intent to be bound to a contract
How will Intent be judged?
a)     Intent will be judged by the objective/reasonable person standard
An offer must be: communicated (offeree must know about the offer) and definite (usually as to the quantity and price) and there must be a commitment (intent)
Can a contract be enforceable if a person says he did not intend for it to be?
Outward expression, words & actions, of a person manifest his reasonable intent to be bound, rather than his unexpressed intentions to determine an offer.

When a contract is written who do the courts tend to rule against?
the writer
Why do sort of affairs do courts tend to stay out of?
Social affairs
What are the sical affair exceptions that the court will decide?
a)     Divorce b)     Custody c)      Distribution of land
What is an Offer by Professional?
It is merely an opinion unless an offer is made.
What is an advertisment?
An ad is a mere solicitation to enter into a contract.  (an invitation for an offer, preliminary negotiation)  If an ad is specific as to who can accept, the quantity and quality, the the ad constitutes an offer, acceptance of which will complete the contract
What is expressed?
on paper or a written document
What is Implied in Fact?
Behaved or acted in a way implying there was a contract
What is Implied in Law?
The court writes the law
Is there a Implied in fact contract when there is a meeting of the mind illustrating mutual assent?
Yes, An implied in Fact contract can be found based on conduct when circumstances point to a meeting of the minds illustrating mutual assent
How can someone express Mutual Assent?
Verbally – using words orally, but can be written

– EX if I mow your grass  each week and you pay me $10, I can assume if I mow your grass you plan to pay

of verbal & conduct (words and conduct)
Can a police officer collect a reward for a person who robbed a bank?  Why?
No, because he/she has a duty to do that job regardless.
When can a person not collect on a reward?
1. When they have a prior duty (police, etc.)

2. When they do not know about the reward
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