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Re: Contracts
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2004, 04:42:30 PM »
I enjoy Contracts and I like the way Professor Lewis teaches the class.  He doesn't like to spend a lot time "walking around the barnyard" with silly questions.  He gets right to the point.

I find him to be quite humorous.  I like his dry wit.

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Re: Contracts
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2004, 05:51:29 PM »
At the beginning of the year, he intimidated me.  But by the time the year was over, he was one of my favorite teachers.  Probably the one I have the most respect for as in his true knowledge of the law he teaches. 

By the way, do you guys have Booker on your schedule for Ethics?   Or what do you take when your Intro class is finished?
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Re: Contracts
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2004, 10:26:00 PM »
Ethics comes after writing and research, but I don't know who the teacher is.
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Re: Contracts
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2004, 10:43:27 PM »
Where are you all at in K?  We just started parol evidence, which I find annoying, especially since common law is different from UCC which is different from the CISG... ERG...

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Re: Contracts
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2004, 10:54:58 PM »
Where are you all at in K?  We just started parol evidence, which I find annoying, especially since common law is different from UCC which is different from the CISG... ERG...

We're working on consideration.  Prof took it a little out of sequence.  We have dealt mostly with UCC.
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Re: Contracts
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2004, 11:53:23 PM »
have fun with Hamer v Sidgway and Fiege v Boehm!

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Re: Contracts
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2004, 12:33:09 AM »
We did Hamer v. Sidway Monday.  Fiege v. Boehm is next week.  Hamer wasn't too bad.
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Re: Contracts
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2004, 10:50:50 PM »
I love the "illicit cohabitation" and "bastardy" cases. Guess the 20s were pretty fun! ;)
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Re: Contracts
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2004, 09:03:38 AM »
I love the "illicit cohabitation" and "bastardy" cases. Guess the 20s were pretty fun! ;)

They eliminated a lot of injustice when illegitimate was no longer a legal status.
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Re: Contracts - smallest opinion
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2004, 04:01:32 PM »
Wudya think?  The shortest opinion in the world?

Harrington v. Taylor
36 S.E.2d 227
N.C. 1945

 PER CURIAM.
The plaintiff in this case sought to recover of the defendant upon a promise made by him under the following peculiar circumstances:
The defendant had assaulted his wife, who took refuge in plaintiff's house. The next day the defendant gained access to the house and began *691 another assault upon his wife. The defendant's wife knocked him down with an axe, and was on the point of cutting his head open or decapitating him while he was laying on the floor, and the plaintiff intervened, caught the axe as it was descending, and the blow intended for defendant fell upon her hand, mutilating it badly, but saving defendant's life.
Subsequently, defendant orally promised to pay the plaintiff her damages; but, after paying a small sum, failed to pay anything more. So, substantially, states the complaint.
The defendant demurred to the complaint as not stating a cause of action, and the demurrer was sustained. Plaintiff appealed.
The question presented is whether there was a consideration recognized by our law as sufficient to support the promise. The Court is of the opinion that, however much the defendant should be impelled by common gratitude to alleviate the plaintiff's misfortune, a humanitarian act of this kind, voluntarily performed, is not such consideration as would entitle her to recover at law.
The judgment sustaining the demurrer is
Affirmed.
N.C. 1945
HARRINGTON V. TAYLOR
225 N.C. 690, 36 S.E.2d 227
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