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20th century - SHIRLEY MACLAINE PARKER, Plaintiff and...

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SHIRLEY MACLAINE PARKER, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION, Defendant and Appellant. L.A. No. 29705. Supreme Court of California Sept. 30, 1970. Facts Plaintiff motion picture actress contracted with defendant producer to star in the film of a musical review. Defendant decided not to produce the picture. Employee brought action against employer (Avis), seeking damages for breach of alleged oral lifetime employment contract. There was an oral agreement for lifetime employment should Robert Ohanian not “screw up badly”. Without definition. Oral contract did not fall directly in-line with Statue of Frauds Oral contract for lifetime employment terminable only for “just cause” was sufficiently definite to be enforceable, where adequate consideration was given of employee's relocation from San Francisco to New York. Issues Did a breach of an oral lifetime employment contract occur? Rules
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2010 for the course BUSE 140 taught by Professor Jefferies during the Spring '08 term at San Diego.

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