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McIntosh v. Murphy
Citation:469 P.2d. 177 (1970)
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McIntosh lived in Southern California. Murphy interviewed him to work at his car dealership in Hawaii. Plaintiff got an offer for employment. He accepted it and informed the defendant that he would arrive in Hawaii on Sunday April 26, 1964. After he accepted, he was given a lower management position than he thought he was applying for. He confirmed that he would still be arriving in Hawaii the next day. McIntosh moved to Hawaii and began working on Monday April 27th. There was no written contract, all of this was discussed orally. McIntosh moved to Hawaii, sold some of his possessions, leased an apartment and stopped looking for other employment. McIntosh worked there for about 2.5 months and then was fired. He then brought this claim based on an alleged one-year oral employment contract.
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