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McIntosh v. Murphy
Citation:52 Haw. 29, 469 P.2d 177 (1970)
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It appears that defendant George Murphy was in southern California during March, 1964 interviewing prospective management personnel for his Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealerships in Hawaii. He interviewed the plaintiff twice during that time. The position of sales manager for one of the dealerships was fully discussed but no contract was entered into. In April, 1964 the plaintiff received a call from the general manager of Murphy Motors informing him of possible employment within 30 days if he was still available. The plaintiff indicated his continued interest and informed the manager that he would be available. As a consequence of his decision to work for Murphy, McIntosh moved some of his belongings from the mainland to Hawaii, sold other possessions, leased an apartment, and forewent any other employment opportunities. In short, the plaintiff did all those things which were incidental to changing one’s residence permanently from LA to Honolulu. When McIntosh was discharged by Murphy after two and one-half months from the start of the work, he brought an action.
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