Case Brief 6



You read last week and this week about contracts. As you know, we enter into numerous contracts every day. In fact, we often enter into contracts without even realizing that there is a contract. However, to be an enforceable contract, certain elements must be present. One such important element is whether the individual has the capacity to enter into a contract. This week’s assignment and case is 

Activity Instructions

Answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the facts of the case.
  2. What happened at the trial court level? What was the holding of the Colorado Court of Appeals?
  3. Define and distinguish a void and a voidable contract.
  4. Explain what ratification of a contract means.
  5. Was there ratification of this contract? Why or why not?
  6. The plaintiff attacks the validity of the contract on several grounds. Identify the plaintiff’s arguments and explain the Court of Appeals’ decision on each point.
  7. Based upon the Court of Appeals’ decision and what you read, do you think that the Court of Appeals would have decided the same way if the plaintiff was 17 years old at the time of the accident? Why or why not?
  8. Do you think that the Court of Appeals should have considered the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and how they occurred in reaching its decision?

Writing and Submission Requirements

  • 3-4 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
  • Requires introduction, paragraphs with each question having its own subheading, and a conclusion
  • APA citations must be present within the body of the assignment

Tips for Success

Pay attention to the writing and submission instructions. Proofread all work carefully to remove spelling and grammatical errors. Answer all questions that are asked. Follow . This activity will be graded based on academic content, integration of resources, and college-level writing and grammar.