The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)

| May 28, 2015

Unit 6 Discussion Business Law

Topic 1: The Impact of UETA

Week 6 Discussion: Contracts – The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)

Candie, CARDWARE’s model, advertised a one-of-a-kind black and white llama sweater that had an iPod slot on the inside left panel. The ad was placed online and read as follows:

FOR SALE:

One-of-a-kind black and white llama sweater as modeled by Candie Cardware. Worn only once in Barcelona’s Fashionista Extravaganza Fashion Show. Includes iPod. $450. Free shipping.

Contact me if interested at CCmodeling.com.

For some reason, the word “slot” that was to follow the word “iPod” was cut off of and did not appear in the ad as Candie had intended. Delilah saw the ad and thought, “wow what a bargain! A one-of-a-kind Candie Cardware sweater and an iPod for $450 is something that cannot be beat.” Delilah immediately emailed her reply to Candie as follows: “What a great buy! I’ll take it. Please make sure the iPod is securely wrapped. Let’s meet so I can give you the amount of purchase in cash.” [Signed Delilah]

Candie replied to Delilah, “I’m sorry there is no iPod with the sweater. It was supposed to be iPod slot.” [Signed Candie]

Discussion Question: For this week’s discussion, 1) discuss whether or not there was a contract, 2) discuss the applicable provisions of UETA concerning the meaning and records of signatures, and 3) discuss whether the above facts place the issue within the jurisdiction of UETA.

Discussion Guidelines: Your initial response should fully address all of the discussion assignment questions and be: insightful; original and accurate; substantive; demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts; and compile/synthesize theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support your discussion, analysis and conclusions. Please be specific in your initial response and be sure to use cited research to specific credible primary and secondary sources of authority to support your discussion, analysis and legal conclusions. In addition, be sure to post three to five substantive responses to other students over at least three days of the discussion period.

Your work should identify, utilize, discuss and apply the relevant concepts and doctrines which were explained in the weekly reading material in a way that reflects a proficient understanding and application of those concepts and doctrines. Finally, your responses should reflect the kind of writing craftsmanship and ethical scholarship with the following characteristics: you wrote in a clear, concise, formal and organized manner; your responses were error free; and the information used to support your discussion and analysis was appropriately paraphrased and supported by specifically cited research.

In addition, you should remain actively engaged in the class discussion and your subsequent discussion responses should: offer points of view supported by cited research; ask challenging questions that promote and advance the class discussion; and draw relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

Just fully answer the questions no word limits

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