Unformatted text preview: the payments up until February 2002. After the payments stopped, Sawyer filed suit in a Kentucky state court against Mills claiming that he had reneged on his promise to pay the bonus. Mills filed a motion for summary judgment before the trial and the jury returned a verdict in favor of Sawyer. Mills filed for a motion of judgment notwithstanding the verdict. The trial court agreed and granted the motion. Sawyer appealed to a state intermediate appellate court. ISSUE: Does the statute of frauds apply when an agreement is drafted orally and there is no written statement signed? DECISION: No. REASONING: The appellate court sided with Mills stating that the statute of frauds did not bar this agreement because Sawyer was not able to produce a written agreement signed by Mills agreeing to the oral promise to pay her the bonus....
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- Spring '09
- Law, Appellate court, Sawyer, Melbourne Mills, Barbara Sawyer