Contracts Keyed to Calamari
McCintosh v. Murphy
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The Plaintiff, Dick McIntosh (the "Plaintiff"), allegedly entered into a one-year oral employment contract over the phone on Saturday, April 25, 1964 with the Defendant, Murphy Motors, Ltd. (the "Defendant"), to be an assistant sales manager. The Plaintiff arrived in Hawaii on Sunday, April 26, 1964 and began working for the Defendant on Monday, April 27, 1964. In reliance on the job offer, the Plaintiff moved some belongings to Hawaii, sold other belongings, obtained an apartment and forwent other employment opportunities. The Plaintiff continued working with the Defendant until July 16, 1964 when he was discharged. The trial court found on the Defendant's motion for directed verdict found that the contract did not come within the SOF because it was a contract for exactly a year. The jury awarded the Plaintiff damages.
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