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Stevenson v McLean [1880]

Facts

  • An iron merchant asked the defendant whether they would accept a payment of forty over 2 months, or their longest limit
  • Before receiving a telegram of revocation, the iron merchant accepted the defendant’s offer (the goods were already sold)

Issue

  • Did this constitute a counter offer or a mere inquiry for information

Decision

  • It was an inquiry for information. There was therefore an offer capable of being accepted; damages awarded

Reasoning

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