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Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Stephenson
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As Arthur W. Stephenson (Plaintiff) was working for Western Airlines in California, he was drawn closer by R.W. Marshall, Chairman of Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Defendant) for a general manager position.Around then, Alaska Airlines was a little aircraft working in the Territory of Alaska bearing in mind the end goal of working to and from the United States later. Stephenson acknowledged Alaska Airlines' oral work offer, took a six-month time away from Western Airlines, and moved his family from California to Alaska. From there on, Stephenson over and over and unsuccessfully asked for a signed written employment contract from Marshall and other Alaska Airlines officials. The Alaska Airlines educated Stephenson that it would not sign any agreements until it had acquired a certificate to work to and from the United States. At this point, Stephenson's six-month time away from Western Airlines had terminated and he couldn't come back to his previous position. Subsequently, Alaska Airlines let go Stephenson. Stephenson sued Alaska Airlines in the district court for monetary damages he suffered. The district court found for Stephenson. Alaska Airlines appealed.
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