Video Question. Go to this text’s Web site at www.thomsonedu.com/westbuslaw/blt and select
“Chapter 10.” Click on “Video Questions” and view the video titled The Money Pit. Then answer the following questions.
1 Assume that a valid contract exists between Walter (Tom Hanks) and the plumber. Recall from the video that the plumber had at least two drinks before agreeing to take on the plumbing job. If the plumber was intoxicated, is the contract voidable? Why or why not?
2 Suppose that state law requires plumbers in Walter’s state to have a plumber’s license and that this plumber does not have a license. Would the contract be enforceable? Why or why not?
3 In the video, the plumber suggests that Walter has been “turned down by every other plumber in the valley.” Although the plumber does not even look at the house’s plumbing, he agrees to do the repairs if Walter gives him a check for $5,000 right then “before he changes his mind.” If Walter later seeks to void the contract because it is contrary to public policy, what should he argue?