Mary’s mother agrees to give her a new car if Mary maintains - 7796

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Mary’s mother agrees to give her a new car if Mary maintains an A average for her senior year of college. Mary does in fact earn an A average, but when she asks for the car, Mary’s mother tells Mary that she just told Mary that to motivate her and she will not be getting a car. Mary sued her mother alleging a breach of contract. Who will win this suit? 

A. Mary’s mother wins because there was no consideration for her promise. 

B. Mary’s mother wins because Mary had a preexisting obligation to do her best. 

C. Mary wins because her actions in reliance upon her mother’s promise constitute consideration. 

D. Mary wins but only if she can prove that the fair market value of the time she spent studying was equal to the value of the car. 

 
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Mary’s mother agrees to give her a new car if Mary maintains an A average for her senior year of college. Mary does in fact earn an A average, but when she asks for the car, M