advertisement with element of reward is a public offer.
An advert placed for 'smoke balls' to prevent influenza. offered to pay \u00a3100 if anyone contracted influenza after using the ball. Deposited \u00a31,000 with the Alliance Bank to show their sincerity in the matter. The plaintiff bought one of the balls but contracted influenza
to the world at large, which is
accepted by anyone who buys a
offer has to be
information leading to the arrest of certain murderers and a pardon to an accomplice who gave the
The court dismissed the case. There
cannot be assent without knowledge
of the offer; and ignorance of the
offer is the same thing whether it is
due to never hearing of it or
gave information which led to the conviction of the murderers. He admitted that his only object in doing so was to clear himself of a charge of murder and that he had no intention of claiming the reward at that time. He sued the Crown for the reward
An offer made on 1st October (In Cardiff). Claimant (in New York) received it on
11th & send acceptance at once. In the main time the defendant change his mind and sent a letter of revocation
the offeree. This was on 15th October. In the main time, however the offer had been accepted. As a result the revocation was ineffective & the contract did exist. The defendant was therefore liable under the contract.
by a reliable
Dodds offered to sell his house to Dickinson, the offer being open until 9am Friday. On Thursday, Dodds sold the house to Allan. Dickinson was told of the sale by Berry, the estate agent, and he delivered
As the Claimant knew that the
defendant was no longer in a position
to sell the property to him the
defendant had drawn his offer
validly. It was impossible, therefore,
to say there was ever that existence
of the same mind between the two
parties which is essential in point of
law to the making of an agreement.
Offer does not
laps with death
of offeree and
remains valid if
A father bought a house on mortgage for his son and daughter-in-law and promised them that if they paid off the mortgage, they could have the house. They began to do this but before they had finished paying, the father died. His
The father's promise was a unilateral contract - a promise of the house in return for their act of paying the installments. It could not be revoked by him once the couple entered on performance of the act. The couple was entitled to continue paying the installments and claim the house
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