I would like to seek your opinion and explainations, if any, on the underlined bold statement. If you have legal concepts/principles and case laws to apply, do list them out, but do not explain them to me (I will commence on reading myself)
Frank ordered 100 tonnes of beech wood from Samy. Frank told Samy that he needed the materials for making premium furniture for the royal family, and that if he performed the contract well, they would award him a further project where he would be able to make a profit of $1.2 million.
Therefore, Frank asked Samy again and again if he would be able to deliver on time, by 1 December 2018, as it was crucial that Frank would be able to make the furniture on time. Samy assured him that it he would be able to deliver the beech wood on time.
However, Samy did not deliver on time. He was 2 weeks late. Frank had to spend another $38,000 on overtime pay and additional temporary workers to rush to finish the making of the furniture. He did not get the additional contract because the delivery of his furniture was delayed.
Frank is very upset. He asks you if he could sue Samy. If he did sue Samy, what, in your opinion, could he recover from Samy? Apply and identify the concepts of law that are relevant to damages. Please state the amount of damages that Frank may expect to get from Samy.