Knarles and Barkley Case Study
Liabilities under Contract Law
Chetum vs Knarles & Barkley
Fact: Knarles wants to repudiate a contract between Chetum and Barkley.
Issue: Breach of contract. Chetum entered into a contract with Barkley that Knarles, Barkley’s father and business partner, refuses to accept. Does Knarles repudiation of the contract constitute a breach of contract?
Rule of Law: A contract must have the following elements in order to be enforceable: (1) mutual consent, manifested by offer and acceptance, (2) consideration, (3) legality of object, and (4) capable parties (Calamari and Perillo, 1998).
Application: Barkley sent a contract (offer), which Chetum signed (acceptance), ...