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Gerard, an events promoter and coordinator, promises to stage

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Gerard, an events promoter and coordinator, promises to stage a concert for the benefit of Kids Care, a charitable organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth. In reliance on the anticipated receipts, Kids Care contracts for the construction of a residence for homeless teens. After the concert, Gerard tells Kids Care that he has decided not to donate the receipts to the organization.

Is Gerard's promise enforceable despite the lack of consideration? Explain.

I think this is an unilateral contract?

TexLawyer :

It may be enforceable under a theory of promissory estoppel.

TexLawyer :

In general, the elements of promissory estoppel are:
1) a promise reasonably expected by the promissor to induce action or forbearance,
2) action or forbearance by the promisee in justifiable reliance on the promise (i.e. “detrimental reliance”), and
3) injustice can be avoided only through enforcement of the promise.

TexLawyer :

There are several opinions that uphold this theory applied to charitable donations.

Customer:

thanks this does help. I am writing a paper and I needed a starting off point.

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