Contract _ Terms of Business, Battle of the Forms and Letters of Intent. The buyer (a company that made control systems for vehicles) placed orders with the seller (a company that supplied pedal sensors). Both parties traded on their standard terms of business, the key difference between the two being, as it is usual to expect, the extent of the liability, if something went wrong under the contract. The buyer's conditions sought to impose unlimited liability on the seller for certain breaches, while the seller's conditions purported to exclude any liability for consequential loss or damage and restricted its business liability to repair.
These are but a few of the possible issues that you need to keep in mind when drafting up a business letter of intent. And, although it can be an expensive exercise, you really should consult your lawyer before you commence.