Grocery, Inc. Paper

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Upon entering in contracts there are specific duties and guidelines to be followed to make the contract binding. In the scenario, Grocery and Masterpiece entered into a Principal-Independent Contractor Relationship. That is Grocery being the Principal and Masterpiece the independent contractor in the formation of an Agency. In this scenario, Grocery contracted a project with Masterpiece Construction to renovate one of its stores. According to the reading, Masterpiece could not fulfill the contract due to their increased workload; therefore, they subcontracted the project to Build Them to Fall. Based on this scenario, Grocery, wins based on two duties of the contract. First, the Agent's Duty of Performance that required Masterpiece not only to perform the duties outlined but additionally meeting standards of reasonable care, skill, and diligence implicit within the contracts.

Secondly, the Agent's Duty of Notification that obligated Masterpiece to inform Grocery that they were unable to fulfill the duties outlined in the contract as well as that they would be subleasing.

Additionally, Masterpiece is responsible for the poor quality of work completed and breach of contract based on those duties.

The law is designed to protect minors by discouraging other parties from entering into contracts with them. Accordingly, contracts with minors may or may not be binding, depending on the circumstances. As a matter of fact in most states, minors do not have capacity to enter into a contract until they reach the age of majority 18 years of age or older, according to the Births and Deaths Registration Amendment Act. Jeff Fresh is a minor and would have needed the consent of his parents or guardian to make the contract binding. Smooth in this case assumed that Jeff was of legal age and went forward with signing without asking. Therefore, Jeff has the right to return...