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Inman v. Clyde Hall Drilling Co.
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The Plaintiff, Inman (the "Plaintiff"), worked for the Defendant, Clyde Hall Drilling Co. (the "Defendant"). The Plaintiff signed an employment contract with the Defendant on November 16, 1959. The contract required the Plaintiff to give written notice of a claim against the company within thirty days after any claim arose. The contract also included a provision forbidding the initiation of a suit "prior to six (6) months after the filing of the written notice of claim." The Plaintiff was terminated by the Defendant on March 24, 1960. The Plaintiff brought suit alleging that the Defendant fired him without justification, which constituted a breach of contract. The lower court enforced the notice provision, which the Plaintiff did not abide by, and the Plaintiff appealed.
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