See the facts of exercise 10.9. If Anastasia was in fact
authorised to act on behalf of Brangelina but told Johnny she wanted to book
the restaurant for herself, could Johnny enforce the contract against both
Brangelina and Anastasia?
Johnny is approached by Anastasia, a wedding planner.
Anastasia tells Johnny that she is acting on behalf of Brangelina, a local
celebrity who is known to be getting married next month. Anastasia explains
that Brangelina wants to book The Lame Duck restaurant for the wedding. Johnny
accepts the booking and informs his regular customers that the restaurant will be
closed for a private function on the night of the wedding. The day before the
wedding Johnny learns that his restaurant was just one of a number of
restaurants approached by Anastasia, and that Brangelina has decided to use a
different restaurant. Anastasia apologises, explains that she made a mistake
and that Brangelina never authorised her to book The Lame Duck. Can Johnny
insist that he has a contract with Brangelina with which Brangelina must
comply? If not, can Johnny recover compensation from Anastasia?