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Lee v. Jenkins Bros.
Citation:268 F.2d 357 (1959)
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In 1919, the Crane Company agreed to sell its Bridgeport, Connecticut plant to a New Jersey corporation, Jenkins Brothers. Jenkins Brothers felt it needed to employ competent counsel, and sought to employ Lee, the business manager of Crane Company. Yardley, the president of Jenkins Brothers, entered into an agreement with Lee to join Jenkins Brothers. Lee became vice president and general manager. However, after 25 years with Jenkins, Lee was discharged at the age of 55. Yardley orally agreed on behalf of the corporation that Lee would be paid at the age of 60 a pension not to exceed $1,500 and that Lee would receive this pension even if he were not working for Jenkins at the time the pension became payable. Jenkins asserts that Yardley had no authority to bind it to such an extraordinary contract.
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