Even complicated and confusing topics will be easily developed and covered if you request our help writing an essay. Place an order today!

Assignment 2: Be Careful What You Sign

Sudson Washer and Dryer Service is 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 contract states the lease period. Letisha (as lessee) and the salesman for Sudson (as lessor) sign the front page of the contract and Letisha retains a copy of the signed agreement.

The salesman did not inform Letisha of, nor did she bother to read the back of the agreement which contained additional terms, one of which is an ”automatic renewal” clause that states: “If the lessee fails to provide a 90-day written notice to terminate the contract by certified mail to the lessor, the five-year lease term period shall automatically renew for three additional five-year terms and shall only be subject to termination by the lessor.”

Letisha uses the machines for the five-year period and just a few weeks prior to the end of the term, calls Sudson to provide them with a courtesy notice saying she is not going to renew her agreement. The operator replies that since she failed to provide the 90-day written, certified notice of termination, the lease will be renewed for three five-year terms or another 15 years.

Letisha says that she never saw that clause.  The operator replies that it was her obligation to read the back page of the agreement and Sudson will require her to make monthly payments for the next 15 years.  Letisha does not know what recourse she now has.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. What legal arguments could be raised by Sudson in support of the enforcement of the automatic renewal clause against Letisha? Explain.
  3. What ethical issues are raised, if any, by Sudson’s practice of using the automatic renewal clause in their lease agreements? Explain.
  4. Does the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A apply in this case? Explain.
  5. Are there any government or private entities available to Letisha for lodging complaints about businesses which treat consumers unfairly? Explain.
  6. If Sudson sues Letisha for breaching the contract’s automatic renewal clause, what do you think the outcome of the case will be? Explain.

 Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points

Evaluated and explained the legal and ethical aspects of the contract and the renewal clause.35Explained the applicability of the Uniform Commercial Code to the case.35Applied the legal principles to the facts to describe potential outcomes.15Supported statements with reasons and research.10Applied APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references.

testimonials icon
Running Head: MONA LISA PORTRAIT1Mona Lisa PortraitName:Institutional Affiliations:MONA LISA PORTRAIT2I consider the Mona Lisa Portrait to be Leonard...
testimonials icon
please answer the questions based on the reading...
testimonials icon
Case Study 2Due by Sunday of Week 5, 11:59 p.m., Mountain time(Learning Objectives 2, 4: Explain the components of inte...
testimonials icon
Amount of Interest Expense to Be Reported A government has general obligation serial bonds outstanding at Decemb...
testimonials icon
Question Description Discuss 500...
testimonials icon
All the detail are in the file attached. ...
testimonials icon
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SAVLON, DETTOL AND LIFEBUOY SOAP IN MUMBAI SR. NO.TOPICPAGE NO.1INTRODUCTION TO SOAP1.1 Soaps 1.2 Soap history1.3 Ingredients of...
testimonials icon
Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health in Chapter 7 of your textbook. Then, write a research paper fulfilling...
testimonials icon
/*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading...
testimonials icon
BUS 670 Week 2 Elements Of A Contract...
testimonials icon
Sample Essay on FinalsWhen finals are near, many children crack because they are under a lot of pressure. All the student needed to do was t...

Other samples, services and questions:

Calculate Price

When you use PaperHelp, you save one valuable — TIME

You can spend it for more important things than paper writing.

Approx. price
$65
Order a paper. Study better. Sleep tight. Calculate Price!
Created with Sketch.
Calculate Price
Approx. price
$65