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Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio to sell the set of legal encyclopedias

Case Scenario

Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300.00. Antonio said that he would think about her offer and let her know his decision the next day. Norvel, who had overheard the conversation between Carrie and Antonio, said to Carrie, "I accept your offer," and Carrie gave Norvel the books.

The next day, Antonio, who had no idea that Carrie had already sold the books to Norvel, told Carrie that he would accept her offer.

In your discussion answer the following questions:

1. Is Carrie obligated to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel? Why or why not?
2. Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio? Explain.

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Carrie was not obligated to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel, but Carrie did have the right to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel if she chose to. Norvel's ...

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