Be Careful What You Sign Essay

585 Words Oct 10th, 2014 3 Pages
M2A2: Be Careful What You Sign
Sudson Washer and Dryer Service are in the business of leasing used washers and dryers to apartment landlords for a contracted lease term. The coin-operated machines are used by apartment tenants. Letisha, 25, a human resource clerk, owns a five-unit apartment complex. While she resides in one of the units, the others are occupied by tenants. Sudson contacts Letisha and offers to lease one washer and one dryer.
The washer and dryer in Letisha’s apartment complex are old and worn-out. Anxious to keep her tenants happy, Letisha meets with Sudson’s salesman who presents her with a one-page agreement for the use of one washer and dryer for five years. The five-year term is standard and the front page of the
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Research whether Letisha has a contract formation or enforcement defense based on the legal and ethical use of automatic renewal clauses in lease agreements, using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Based on the facts of the case and research, write an analytical paper. In the paper, respond to the following questions: Ch9-11/20
If Letisha does not pay and Sudson sues her for breach of contract, what legal arguments could be raised in Letisha’s defense against the enforcement of the automatic renewal clause? Explain.

What legal arguments could be raised by Sudson in support of the enforcement of the automatic renewal clause against Letisha? Explain.

What ethical issues are raised, if any, by Sudson’s practice of using the automatic renewal clause in their lease agreements? Explain.

Does the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A apply in this case? Explain.

Are there any government or private entities available to Letisha for lodging complaints about businesses which treat consumers unfairly? Explain.

If Sudson sues Letisha for breaching the contract’s automatic renewal clause, what do you think the outcome of the case will be? Explain.

Write a five-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, October 22, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2

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