Disabled persons: When the parents of a disabled person have passed away, courts will rely on the family's letter of intent to try to figure out what the wishes of the family are for the disabled relative. A letter of intent is sometimes the glue that holds a potential deal together. While deals are done in the business world and other areas of life every day, usually the beginning of any deal was originally laid out in a letter of intent.
The sensors were defective resulting in serious problems, including uncontrolled deceleration and loss of power. The buyer suffered substantial losses as a result, including the cost of inspections and replacement of parts. It sought to argue that the contract was formed on its business terms and sought to recover its losses from the seller. The seller argued that the contract was formed on its terms and that its liability was limited to repair, in accordance with its standard terms, which the buyer had accepted by taking delivery of the sensors; while the buyer argued that the seller's liability was unlimited (in accordance with its standard terms).