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Advertising and Liability Laws

1. Springfield Sports ran an ad promoting aluminum baseball bats for $35. John Smith read the ad and went to Springfield Sports to purchase a $35 bat; however, Susan who is part owner of Springfield Sports, told him that there weren't any $35 bats and the advertisement had been a misprint. Susan then told John that Springfield Sports did have other aluminum bats for $55. Which of the following statements is true about this situation?

A. Springfield Sports may choose to accept or reject John's offer to buy an aluminum baseball bat for $35, in its sole discretion.
B. Springfield Sports must sell John an aluminum baseball bat for $35 because the advertisement was an offer and John accepted it when he offered to pay $35.
C. If John sues Springfield Sports for false advertisement, he will win and recover three times his damages.
D. If John sues Susan for fraud, he will win.

2. One day Larry, who is a stock clerk at a grocery store, was re-stocking the shelves with canned foods when the shelf collapsed. All the cans fell on Larry's arms, and both his arms were broken in the accident. Which of the following is true about Larry's situation?

A. If Larry can prove that the shelves were defective, Larry can sue the grocery store in the Superior Court of Columbia and recovery his medical bills, his lost wages, and get compensation for his pain and suffering.
B. If the grocery store can prove that Larry carelessly knocked one of the shelf supports away right before the accident, and that Larry's carelessness was the proximate cause of the accident, then Larry will recover nothing from the grocery store.
C. Regardless of who is at fault for the accident, Larry will recover his medical bills and a portion of his lost wages, but cannot recover compensation for his pain and suffering
D. None of the above are true.

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1. Springfield Sports ran an ad promoting aluminum baseball bats for $35. John Smith read the ad and went to Springfield Sports to purchase a $35 bat; however, Susan who is part owner of Springfield Sports, told him that there weren't any $35 bats and the advertisement had been a misprint. Susan then told John that Springfield ...

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This solution provides solutions for two multiple choice questions, one on advertising, the other on liability for employees who get injured during work. It also provides a link for further expansion of each.

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