On behalf of Meadow’s Edge Golf Course & Club, Norton signs and returns a letter from Oralee, referring to her services as a resident golf pro and their price. When Norton attempts to complete the deal, however, Oralee refuses, claiming that they have no contract. Norton claims that they do. What standard determines whether these parties have a contract?
F2.Isabel owns a house, which she advertises for sale for $300,000. On April 1, Jon-Pierre offers Isabel 0,000 for the house. On April 5, Isabel has delivered to Jon-Pierre at his office a form that includes additional terms but does not state a price. At 9 a.m. on April 6, Jon-Pierre signs the form and gives it to Karla, his administrative assistant, with instructions to mail it. At 10 a.m., Isabel calls to tell Jon-Pierre that the deal is off. The next day, Karla mails the signed form to Isabel. When Isabel refuses to sell the house to Jon-Pierre, he files a suit against her, alleging breach of contract. Isabel claims that there was no contract. What are arguments supporting each party’s position? What is the court likely to rule? Explain your answers.