Interference with Contracts Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Metro Concert Hall enters into a contract with Phil Harmonic, the conductor of the local orchestra, under which Phil’s orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem on New Years Eve. The Masterpiece Theater, a competitor of The Metro Concert Hall, hears of Metro’s contract with Phil and offers Phil more money to perform at the Masterpiece Theater on New Years Eve. As a result, Phil breaks his contract with Metro and performs at the Masterpiece Theater. In an action against Masterpiece for Interference with economic relations, Metro will:
Choice 1 Win, because Phil would not have gone to Masterpiece had Masterpiece not offered more money
Choice 2 Lose, because Phil voluntarily breached his contract with Metro
Choice 3 Lose, because Masterpiece has the right to make Phil an offer
Choice 4 Lose, because it is against public policy to force Phil to perform at Metro if he does not want to, even if he is under contract to do so

The Metro Concert Hall enters into a contract with Phil Harmonic, the conductor of the local orchestra, under which, Phil’s orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem on New Years Eve. The Masterpiece Theater, a competitor of The Metro Concert Hall, hears of Metro’s contract with Phil and, on the night of the concert, an official from Masterpiece kidnaps Phil and Phil misses the performance. In an action against Masterpiece for Interference with economic relations, Metro will:
Choice 1 Win, because Phil had every intention of performing at Metro
Choice 2 Lose, because the agent was acting outside the scope of his employment
Choice 3 Lose, because Phil did not technically breach the contract
Choice 4 Win, because kidnapping is a crime
The Metro Concert Hall enters into a contract with Phil Harmonic, the conductor of the local orchestra, under which, Phil’s orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem on New Years Eve. After Phil signs with Metro, he hears that Masterpiece theater is looking for someone to perform on New Years Eve and is offering more money than what Metro agreed to give Phil. Phil goes to Masterpiece and offers to perform on New Years Eve. Masterpiece accepts Phil’s offer and Phil then breaches his contract with Metro. In an action against Masterpiece for interference with a contract, Metro will:
Choice 1 Win, because Phil would not have gone to Masterpiece had Masterpiece not offered more money
Choice 2 Lose, because Phil voluntarily breached his contract with Metro
Choice 3 Lose, because Masterpiece has the right to make Phil an offer
Choice 4 Lose, because it is against public policy to force Phil to perform at Metro if he does not want to, even if he is under contract to do so
CashLand, Inc. is a company that buys and develops tracts of real estate. They also give loans to real estate developers. Dave Developer applies for, and is given, a $500,000 loan from CashLand. With his $500,000, Dave negotiates an agreement with SwampCo to buy one thousand acres of swampland that Dave plans to turn into a luxury apartment complex. CashLand has already bought five hundred acres from SwampCo that are adjacent to the land Dave wants to buy and they are also interested in buying the one thousand acre plot. CashLand wants to turn all fifteen hundred acres into a luxury apartment complex. However, the five hundred acres they currently own is not big enough to build on and, if Dave buys the adjacent one thousand acres from SwampCo, Cashland’s property will become worthless. In order to prevent Dave from performing on his contract with SwampCo and buying the land, Cashland recalls the $500,000 loan they gave Dave. In an action against CashLand for interference with a contract, Dave will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because CashLand has the right to recall their loan
Choice 2 Lose, because Cashland was acting to further their own interests
Choice 3 Lose, because SwampCo had been doing business with CashLand first
Choice 4 Win, because CashLand knew that Dave was going to use the loan to buy land
CashLand, Inc. is a company that buys and develops tracts of real estate. They also give loans to real estate developers. Dave Developer applies for, and is given, a $500,000 loan from CashLand. With his $500,000, Dave negotiates an agreement with SwampCo to buy one thousand acres of swampland that Dave plans to turn into a luxury apartment complex. CashLand has already bought five hundred acres from SwampCo that are adjacent to the land Dave wants to buy and they are also interested in buying the one thousand acre plot. CashLand wants to turn all fifteen hundred acres into a luxury apartment complex. However, the five hundred acres they currently own is not big enough to build on and, if Dave buys the adjacent one thousand acres from SwampCo, Cashland’s property will become worthless. In order to prevent Dave from performing on his contract with SwampCo and buying the land, CashLand writes a letter to SwampCo saying that Dave regularly reneges on land deals and that he will take ownership of the one thousand acres and disappear before making any payments on the contract. As a result of CashLand’s letter, SwampCo refuses to honor its contract with Dave and sells the land to CashLand instead. In an action against CashLand for interference with a contract, Dave will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because CashLand is Dave’s creditor
Choice 2 Lose, because Cashland was acting to further their own interests
Choice 3 Lose, because SwampCo had been doing business with CashLand first
Choice 4 Win, because CashLand defamed Dave

Sunshine Groves is a grower and wholesaler of oranges. The Squeeze Me Orange Juice Company signs a “requirements” contract with Sunshine. The contract states that Squeeze Me will buy all the oranges it needs from Sunshine. Before performance of the contract begins, CitruFarms, a competitor of Sunshine who has no business dealings with Squeeze Me, tells Squeeze Me that Sunshine’s oranges are sour and not fit for juice. In an action against CitruFarms for interference with a contract, Sunshine will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because Citrufarms is a competitor of Sunshine
Choice 2 Win, because Sunshine lost a potential account with Squeeze Me because of
CitruFarms

Choice 3 Lose, because Sunshine’s oranges are not fit for juice
Choice 4 Lose, because CirtuFarms was acting to further their own interests
Sunshine Groves is a grower and wholesaler of oranges. The Squeeze Me Orange Juice Company signs a contract saying that Squeeze Me will buy oranges from Sunshine. Squeeze Me already has a similar contract with CitruFarms, a competitor of Sunshine’s. Before performance of the contract with Sunshine begins, CitruFarms tells Squeeze Me that Sunshine’s oranges are sour and not fit for juice. In fact, Sunshine grows a special breed of bitter orange that is not good for regular orange juice. In an action against CitruFarms for interference with a contract, Sunshine will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because Citrufarms is a competitor of Sunshine
Choice 2 Win, because Sunshine lost a potential account with Squeeze Me because of
CitruFarms

Choice 3 Lose, because Sunshine’s oranges are not fit for juice
Choice 4 Lose, because CirtuFarms was acting to further their own interests
Sunshine Groves is a grower and wholesaler of oranges. The Squeeze Me Orange Juice Company signs a contract saying that Squeeze Me will buy oranges from Sunshine. Squeeze Me already has a similar contract with CitruFarms, a competitor of Sunshine’s. Before performance of the contract with Sunshine begins, CitruFarms tells Squeeze Me that Sunshine’s oranges are sour and not fit for juice. In fact, Sunshine’s oranges are perfectly fine for regular orange juice. In an action against CitruFarms for interference with a contract, Sunshine will probably :
Choice 1 Lose, because Citrufarms is a competitor of Sunshine
Choice 2 Win, because Sunshine lost a potential account with Squeeze Me because of
CitruFarms

Choice 3 Win, because Sunshine’s oranges are fit for juice
Choice 4 Lose, because CirtuFarms was acting to further their own interests

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