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Hayes v. Plantations Steel Co.
Citation:438 A.2d 1091 (R.I. 1982)
Plaintiff was employed for 25 years at defendant company and informed Hugo Mainelli, an officer at defendant company of his plans to retire. Mainelli told plaintiff that the company “would take care” of him during his retirement. No amount was discussed, but from January 1973 until January 1976, plaintiff received $5,000 from defendant company. Thereafter, the company experienced several poor business years and the company was taken over by the DiMartino family, who discontinued the payments. Plaintiff then sued to enforce the promise .
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