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Leonard v. Pepsico, Inc. – Wikipedia

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**Leonard v. Pepsico, Inc. Case Overview**:
PepsiCo loyalty program offering Pepsi Points for physical items.
– TV commercial featuring a Harrier II jet for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points.
– John Leonard exploiting a loophole to purchase Pepsi Points at 10¢ each.
– Leonard sending $700,008.50 to buy the jet, which PepsiCo rejected.
– Lawsuit by Leonard to enforce the perceived offer in the advertisement.
– Court ruling that the advertisement did not constitute a valid offer due to its exaggerated and humorous nature.
– Aftermath including Pepsi not cashing Leonard’s check and the commercial’s continuation with a revised point value for the jet.

**Legal Proceedings**:
– Claims of breach of contract and fraud in the case.
– Initial filing in Florida, later heard in New York.
PepsiCo filing for summary judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56.
– Leonard’s argument for a jury trial by Pepsi Generation members.
– Court’s rejection of Leonard’s claims and denial of recovery.
– Judge Kimba Wood presiding over the case.
– Application of the Statute of Frauds and the absence of a written agreement.

**Contract Formation and Types**:
– Concepts of offer and acceptance in contract formation.
– Implied contracts and cases like Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store, Inc.
– Types of contracts such as shrinkwrap, clickwrap, and browsewrap agreements.
– Case references like Gottlieb v. Tropicana Hotel & Casino and Kansas City Wholesale Grocery Co. v. Weber Packing Corp.
– Legal cases including In re, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation and Arizona Cartridge Remanufacturers Assn Inc. v. Lexmark International Inc.

**Implied Contracts and Legal Precedents**:
– Understanding implied-in-fact contracts and the mailbox rule.
– Notable cases like Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. v. United States.
– Reference cases such as Ellefson v. Megadeth, Inc.
– Legal principles like contract formation and implied obligations.
– Case examples like Ever-Tite Roofing Corp. v. Green and Bragg v. Linden Research, Inc.

**Additional References and Resources**:
– External links to case briefs and related content.
– Mention of a docuseries titled ‘Pepsi, Wheres My Jet?’ on Netflix.
– References to news articles covering the Pepsi Points incident and legal analysis.
– Links to resources discussing contract law, contract types, and legal precedents.
– Information on the Pentagon’s confirmation regarding the Harrier Jet’s sale to civilians.

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