DISCUSSION: On author agreement questions, you can always prove the right answer using the passage. If you spend time looking between answers, you are wasting time you could have spent finding a passage reference to prove or disprove an answer. People underestimate how long they take looking between answers.
- CORRECT. Lines 27-30 strongly support this. They say that if money can compensate, then the court “need not consider” specific performance.
- This is close, but different. Paragraph 2 said that specific performance is often best when dealing with the sale of unique property, the loss of which money can’t compensate (line 21-23). In the sale of more common property (for example, a car), it is better to award money with which the winner can buy another on the market.
- This is insane. Every court order is coercive. The court is saying “do what we say or you’ll have trouble with the cops”. That’s how courts work!
This answer amounts to saying “courts shouldn’t deal with contracts”, which is nuts.
- Low value isn’t mentioned as a criterion. Rather, specific performance is called for when courts can’t assess value (lines 21-23).
- This goes against the passage. The author seems to heavily favor monetary damages when available. It’s implied this may be so even if the plaintiff requests specific performance. Lines 27-30 say that if monetary damages are possible, then the court “need not” consider specific performance. That’s limiting the number of resolution methods.
Maybe some other methods (mediation?) should be available, but the passage doesn’t mention any.
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