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Crabtree v. Elizabeth Arden Sales Corp.
Citation:110 N.E.2d 551
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Nate Crabtree (plaintiff) entered into preliminary negotiations for employment as a sales manager at Elizabeth Arden Sales Corporation (defendant). Following his interview, Crabtree requested a three-year contract where he would be paid $25,000 a year. The personal secretary of the corporation’s owner, Elizabeth Arden, drafted a memorandum that offered Crabtree a two-year contract where he would start at $20,000. He would receive $25,000 after six months and then $30,000 during his second year of employment. The agreement was not signed. Crabtree accepted his invitation to join the corporation and received an initialed “pay roll change” card that reiterated his incremental salary increases. Crabtree received his raise after six months, but never received his second raise. He received a new “pay roll change” card that was signed by the comptroller of the corporation, but Crabtree’s salary still never increased. Crabtree sued Elizabeth Arden Sales Corporation for breach of contract.
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