Battery Basics is an introduction and initial exploration of the intentional tort of battery. It is designed primarily for students who want to test their basic knowledge of the tort, or who spent little or no time on intentional torts in class. Battery Basics identifies the elements of battery, requires application to some common fact situations, and responds to common misconceptions about the tort.
This exercise deals with offer, an essential element of the bargaining process. There are basically three requirements to establish an offer: (1) intent; (2) definiteness; and (3) communication to the offeree.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define "offer."
2. Analyze the words used and the surrounding circumstances to determine whether a person has intended to make an offer.
3. Explain how a court may supply terms to make an offer more definite.
4. Determine whether an offer was communicated to the party who purports to accept it.