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Instructions for the Case Analysis Quiz
Facts: Bill, a contractor in Brentwood, New York, prepared a bid for construction of an office building for Fred. In preparation of his bid, Bill asked Sam, a tile manufacturer in Setauket, New York, for a quote on tile to Bill's specifications. On October 27, 2006, Sam returned a statement on his letterhead with a quote of $8,000.00 which stated that the quote was irrevocable. Although Bill did not tell Sam, Bill submitted a bid for the building on November 11, 2006, using Sam's quote as the basis for part of his bid.
On January 8, 2007, after the price of tile had increased, Sam told Bill that he was revoking his offer. On January 9, 2007, Bill was awarded the contract to build the office building. Bill demanded that Sam deliver tile as per Sam's offer, but Sam refused. Bill thereupon purchased tile to his specifications from Ted, another tile manufacturer, for $9,000.00.
Bill also needed doors for the office building. He contacted Steve, a door manufacturer in Syosset, New York, and placed an order for doors at a cost of $6,000.00, F.O.B. Syosset. Steve entered into a contract, which was reasonable, with a common carrier for the transportation of the doors from Syosset to Brentwood. While the doors were en route, the truck in which the doors were being transported was struck by lightning. The doors were completely destroyed. Bill refused Steve's demand for payment. Steve refused to supply Bill with replacement doors. Bill obtained replacement doors from Tom, another door manufacturer, for a cost of $7,000.00 which was then the current market value for doors meeting Bill's specifications.
Bill and Susan, a window manufacturer in Stony Brook, New York, entered into a written contract whereby Susan agreed to provide windows to Bill's specifications no later than October 23, 2007, for a cost of $12,000.00. Susan's profit on the sale to Bill was $2,000.00. Susan has thousands of windows in stock, and can supply anyone with as many windows as he or she needs, at any time. On October 15, 2007, Susan delivered windows to Bill; however, the windows did not conform to Bill's specifications. Bill refused the windows and notified Susan in writing that day that he refused the windows. On October 16, 2007, Susan notified Bill that she would cure the non-conforming tender of goods. On October 18, 2007, Susan delivered new windows to Bill which conformed to Bill's specifications, but Bill had already purchased the windows he needed from Tina, another window supplier, for $11,500.00, on October 17, 2007, and Bill refused to accept Susan's second delivery of windows. Susan sold the windows to Frank, another buyer, for $12,000.00.
Bill seeks damages from Sam, Steve and Susan. Steve and Susan seek damages from Bill.Complete the quiz using the facts of this case and the law.