Sudden Valley for family homes Michael ?nds a 100-acre tract of land and starts to build homes Prior to
development, Michael believed he had title to the property On the ?rst day of development, September 20, 2003, one of the construction workers, Buster, loses a
ring as he is hammering a nail into a wall He tries to ?nd the ring, but it is lost Finally, the last home is completed on February 17, 2006 The next day Michael sells his ?rst home to a
magician named Gob Michael gives Gob a quitâ€”claim deed for the home The next day Gob looks into
one of the cupboards and ?nds Buster’s lost ring Gob wants to sell the ring He heads to a local coffee
shop to ?nd a buyer Gob runs into an old friend Gene They talk and Gene offers $200 for the ring Gob
replies, “Come on! This ring is worth $3,000 easy” Gene then offers $800 for the ring Gob replies, “I
guess we have a deal” Gene says, “We have a deal” Gene gives Gob $800 Due to the bad economy in 2008, Buster loses his job as a construction worker His long?me girlfriend,
Lucille, won’t marry him because of his lack of employment Lucille says to Buster, “I will marry you on
the condition you give me your 5,000 shares of Stand-Poor Incorporated” Buster says, “Yes, I agree” Questions for Fact Pattern 3 1 Lucille has a change of heart and doesn’t want to marry Buster Buster sues Lucille and requests the court to force her to marry him What can she argue to the court if she wants to win? Why?
2 Assume that unbeknownst to Michael, the 100â€”acre tract of land where Sudden Valley was built is actually owned by Tobias Tobias bought the land in 1995 Tobias sues Gob for his home and land back If Tobias wins, what is the most likely reason for that outcome?
3 Do Gene and Gob have a valid contract? Why or why not? Is there a way for either party to get out of the contract? Why or why not?