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Paul filed a lawsuit for false imprisonment against Dan’s Bookstore. During a visit to Dan’s
Bookstore, Dan stopped Paul as he left the store. Dan accused Paul of stealing a book from the
store. After briefly looking into Paul’s shopping bag, Dan determined that Paul did not shoplift.
He apologized to Paul and released him. On these facts, Dan will likely:
a. win the case, because the shopkeepers’ privilege statute gives store merchants unconditional
immunity (protection) from such lawsuits.
b. lose the case, because Paul did not shoplift.
c. win the case, but only if a court or trier of fact concludes that Dan had reasonable cause to
believe Paul may have shoplifted, detained him for a reasonable time, and in a reasonable
d. lose the case, because Dan did not have a warrant.
Bonds wrote McGuire, “I will sell you my house and lot at 419 West Lombard Street, San
Francisco, California for $950,000 payable upon merchantable deed, deal to be completed within
60 days of the date of your acceptance.” Assuming that Bonds’ letter contains terms which are
deemed sufficiently certain and definite, which of the following statements is correct?
a. Bonds’ letter is not an offer unless Bonds intended it to be an offer.
b. Bonds’ letter is not an offer unless McGuire thought Bonds intended to make an offer.
c. Bonds’ letter is an offer if a reasonable person with full knowledge of the circumstances
would be justified in thinking it was intended as an offer..
d. Bonds’ letter is not a offer unless both Bonds and McGuire considered it as an offer.