1. Grocery, Inc., is a retail grocery store chain based in Any State, U.S.A. and has stores throughout the United States. Grocery, Inc. has written contracts with many different vendors to purchase the products they sell in their stores. Vendors range from individuals to international corporations. Tom works as the produce manager for the store in My Town, U.S.A. Jeff, 17, years old, is spending his summer vacation working for Tom in the produce department.
**Does Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) apply to the contracts between Grocery, Inc. and its vendors? Do common law contracts apply? Explain your answer in detail. The answer should compare and contrast common law
2. Grocery, Inc. contracted with Company A to renovate the store on Main Street in My Town, U.S.A. Company A, unable to complete the renovation within the six-month time limit due to sudden increase in jobs, sub-contracted the entire job to Company B, who had a reputation of poor workmanship. Grocery, Inc. was unaware of the sub-contract. When Grocery, Inc. realized-due to the poor quality of work-that Company B, not Company A, was performing the renovation, Grocery¸Inc petitioned the court for an injunction and then sued Company A for a breach of contract and specific performance. Company A argued that it had a right to delegate the duties of the contract, or in the alternative, to discharge the contract due to commercial impracticability.
** Who wins? Explain the answer
3. At the end of the summer, Jeff had earned enough money for a down payment on a car. He decided to continue working part time during school to earn money for the car payments. Jeff purchased a car from Steve at the local used car lot. Steve did not ask Jeff his age, but assumed he had reached the age of majority. Jeff paid the down payment and signed the contract stating that he would make payments of $200 each month. Six months later, Jeff lost his job and could no longer make the payments. Jeff returned the car to Steve and said he wanted to cancel the contract and that he wanted his money back.
**What are the possible outcomes? Explain your answers.