Fujimoto v. Rio Grande Pickle Co.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
414 F.2d 648 (1969)
Fujimoto and Bravo (plaintiffs) were employed by the Rio Grande Pickle Company (defendant). After threatening to quit without an increase in compensation, Rio Grande offered Fujimoto and Bravo contracts that contained a bonus profit sharing provision – they were to receive ten percent of the company’s annual profits. The contracts did not specify how Fujimoto and Bravo were to accept them, so they simply signed the contracts and kept them. Fujimoto and Bravo continued to work for Rio Grande for 14 months until November 30, 1966. When Rio Grande failed to pay Fujimoto and Bravo their ten percent bonuses, Fujimoto and Bravo brought suit against Rio Grande for breach of contract. Rio Grande claimed the contracts had never been accepted because they had not been delivered back to them. The district court found that Fujimoto and Bravo had accepted their contracts and the jury calculated $8,964.25 in damages. Rio Grande appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Goldberg, J.)
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