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Crabtree v. Elizabeth Arden Sales Corp.
Citation:110 N.E.2d 551 (1953)
Crabtree ‘phoned Mr. Johns and telegraphed Miss Arden; he accepted the “invitation to join the Arden organization,” and Miss Arden wired back her “welcome.” When he reported for work, a “pay-roll change” card was made up and initialed by Mr. Johns, and then forwarded to the payroll department. After six months of employment, Crabtree received the scheduled increase from $20,000 to $25,000, but the further specified increase at the end of the year was not paid. Both Mr. Johns and the comptroller of the corporation, Mr. Carstens, told Crabtree that they would attempt to straighten out the matter with Miss Arden, and, with that in mind, the comptroller prepared another “pay-roll change” card, to which his signature is appended, noting that there was to be a “Salary increase” from $25,000 to $30,000 a year, “per contractual arrangements with Miss Arden.” The latter, however, refused to approve the increase and, after further fruitless discussion, plaintiff left defendant’s employ and commenced this action for breach of contract.
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