Bar Exam (US) Remedies: On April 10, Gallop, owner of the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Unionvil...

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On April 10, Gallop, owner of the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Unionville, entered into an oral agreement with Sprink. Based upon their agreement, Sprink promised to install all new sprinkler heads on the sprinkler system at the eighteen-hole golf course. In return, Gallop promised to pay Sprink $2,400 upon completion of the job. Since the Unionville County Golf Tournament was scheduled for the weekend of April 20-21, Sprink agreed to replace all the sprinkler heads no later than April 19. Before accepting the job, Sprink had inspected the golf course and determined that 240 sprinkler heads had to be replaced.

By April 14, Sprink had installed eighty new sprinkler heads on the first six holes of the eighteen-hole golf course. That afternoon, however, Gallop learned that Sprink had been adjudicated bankrupt on April 12. So, therefore, Gallop notified Sprink to discontinue the job. The next day, Gallop hired Hand to complete the installation work at eight dollars ($8) per head. Hand installed the remaining one hundred sixty sprinkler heads and completed the work on April 19. Despite making reasonable efforts, Sprink was unable to find any gainful employment during the period that Hand completed the job. Also, Sprink's application for unemployment compensation was rejected at the same time.

Assume for the purposes of this question only that Gallop was not legally justified in discharging Sprink. In an action by Sprink against Gallop, which of the following is Sprink's proper measure of recovery?

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  1. A
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    $2,400, less the savings he effects by not completing the job.
  2. B
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    $2,080 (or the equivalent of the total contract price of $2,400 minus $320 that Gallop saved by employing Hand).
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    $1,120 (or the equivalent of the contract unit price for the sprinklers that Sprink installed plus the $320 that Gallop saved by employing Hand).
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    $800 (or the equivalent of the contract unit price for the sprinklers that Sprink installed).
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