Davey Jones Essay

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Captain Jack Sparrow Inc. sells new and used pirate ships. It makes most of its money from new products and attempts to move used ones quickly, particularly since the pirating season is greatly shortened during hurricane season, and it does not want to be caught with extensive storage costs throughout the summer. Each September it has a major “blow-out, ships-ahoy” sale which is heavily promoted and provides genuine savings. Davey Jones is in the market for a used pirate ship. He tells the salesperson he wants a basic pirate, “no pirate tricks,” and as good a deal as he can get. The salesperson shows him three used pirate ships. She lets Davey Jones inspect each ship and tells him that they are each roughly equivalent. Davey Jones takes a quick look and picks the one with a painting of the horrible sea creature, the “Kraken”, since he has a real admiration for the beast. The listed price was 300 kilograms of solid gold; however, since Captain Jack Sparrow Inc. is anxious to sell its used ships, and since Davey Jones is a very persuasive negotiator, the parties agree to a selling price of 175 kilograms of solid gold. A week later, after the hurricane season had ended, Davey Jones put the ship in the water to see how it sailed. After sailing for ten kilometres, the ship begins to take in excessive amounts of water. As the ship begins to sink, Davey Jones’ crew aboard the Flying Dutchmen arrive just in time to tow Davey Jones and his newly purchased ship ashore and they dock it at Captain Jack Sparrow Inc.’s docking port. What are Davey Jones’ rights under the common law? Do the Sale of Goods Act warranties and conditions help Davey Jones? If Davey Jones commences an action against Captain Jack Sparrow Inc., what causes of action and remedies will he likely seek? What would a court likely decide in these circumstances? Will Davey Jones be successful in his
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