Vokes V. Arthur Murray Case Summary

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Question Presented Q-1) Is there the requirement of parity of default rules in case of incomplete contracts? Q-2) Is there a need of default rules? ANSWERS RELATED TO THE FACTS Ans-1) The default rules for incomplete contracts can be similar to the same type of cases. As we know there is too much burden on judiciary and so many cases are also pending in the court so by applying similar default rules on the similar cases it will save the time of judges and can also fill the gaps more effectively. Ans-2) Yes, default rules are very important for the incomplete contracts to save the other party from loss in case of default of another party. FACTS As the judicial discretion creates more laws so government should also help the legislature so that they can make…show more content…
Arthur Murray, Citation - Inc., 212 So.2d 906, 28 A.L.R.3d 1405 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1968). In this case Vokes is the plaintiff and decided to become an accomplished professional dancer at age 51. Arthur Murray was the defendant and the franchisor of Arthur Murray Dance Schools. Vokes alleged that Arthur Murray’s employees used flattery , cajolery , and awards to lead her to believe that she was a promising student capable of a career as a professional dancer. Arthur Murray convinced her to sign up for $31,000 in dance lessons. Vokes brought suit to cancel the remainder of the 2,300 hours of lessons for which she had contracted. In her complaint she alleged that she had attained little or no skill as a dancer and had no aptitude, that Arthur Murray’s employees had purposefully misrepresented her skills and taken unconscionable advantage of her, and that she had relied upon Arthur Murray’s employees’ superior knowledge to assess her ability. D contended that its employees’ representations were statements of opinion and therefore not actionable. P’s fourth amended complaint was dismissed with prejudice and P appealed. Holding and
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