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Fisher v. Jackson
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A newspaper (defendant) placed an ad for a permanent position as a reporter. An employee (plaintiff) was interviewed and hired for the position. The employee left his job at a bakery to begin working as a reporter. The employee sued the newspaper for breach of an oral agreement of employment, arguing (1) that there was an oral contract that his employment would be for life and (2) that he suffered a loss when he left his job at the bakery. The trial court denied the newpaper’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and the newspaper appealed.
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