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Sierra Nevada Trees Inc. Legal Analysis Consequential Damages Disclaimer: The disclaimer that protects Sierra Nevada Trees Inc. from liability in a claim for consequential damages contained in the purchase order acknowledgement is part of the agreement with Burger Ranch Inc. Burger Ranch Inc. accepted the terms of the offer and there was proper performance by both parties. As stated in the Gould Commercial Code Section 2-207 subsection 1, “A definite and seasonable expression of acceptance or a written confirmation which is sent within a reasonable time operates as an acceptance even though it states terms additional to or different from those offered or agreed upon, unless acceptance is expressly made conditional on assent to…show more content…
Simon, the manager of the damaged Burger Ranch, inspected the tree, was satisfied with the tree, initialed the receipt, and paid the $150 for the tree. These facts definitively imply that the buyer did accept the goods after he had a reasonable opportunity to inspect it and then made the judgement that it conformed to their satisfaction, therefore legally accepting the goods. The buyer may contend that regardless of these facts, the disclaimer clause of the purchase order acknowledgement represents a “material alteration” to the original contract and therefore would not become part of the contract as per Gould Commercial Code Section 2-207 subsection 2, “The additional terms are to be construed as proposals for addition to the contract. Between merchants such terms become part of the contract unless: a. The offer expressly limits acceptance to the terms of the offer; b. They materially alter it; or c. Notification of objection to them has already been given or is given within a reasonable time after notice of them is received.” Despite this contention,
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