Laws regarding property acquired through fraud. two cases are be analyzed using the IRAC method.
Be sure to discuss the relevant law applicable to the facts and then discuss each party’s arguments.
1.Gregory, a comedy writer, entered into a contract with Wessel, a comedian. The contract provided that Gregory would provide Wessel with a 15-minute monologue for his upcoming appearance on Comedy Hour and that Wessel would pay Gregory $250. All performers on Comedy Hour make $500 per appearance. As Gregory knows, the last time Wessel appeared on Comedy Hour he was asked to make special guest appearances at three local comedy clubs using the same monologue. He earned a total of $750 for the three performances. Shortly before Wessel was scheduled to appear on Comedy Hour, Gregory informed him that he was unable to provide the monologue. As a result, Wessel was forced to cancel his appearance. Wessel sued Gregory for breach of contract and requested damages of $1,250. What will result?
Anne Robertson obtained telescopes from the see-Well Optics Company at dealer prices on the pretense of being a dealer in optical equipment. See-Well later determined that Robertson was not, had never been, and did not plan to be a dealer in optics. By the time these facts emerged, Robertson had succeeded in selling the telescopes to several individuals located throughout the country. These buyers had responded to advertisements placed by Robertson who again had represented herself as a dealer in optical equipment. The buyers had purchased the telescopes in good faith at prices consistent with comparable equipment. See-Well located these buyers and demanded that the telescopes be returned as property obtained through fraud. Do the buyers of these telescopes have to return their purchases?