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Inman v. Clyde Hall Drilling Co.

Alaska Supreme Court
369 P.2d 498 (1962)


Facts

On November 16, 1959, Inman (plaintiff) signed an employment contract with Clyde Hall Drilling Company (Clyde) (defendant). The contract contained a provision stating that an employee must provide written notice to Clyde within 30 days after a claim arises and that written notice was a condition precedent to any recovery. On March 24, 1960, Inman was terminated. On April 14, 1960, Inman served a complaint on Clyde for breach of contract, but failed to provide written notice as required by the contract. The trial court held for Clyde finding that failure to provide notice barred recovery. Inman appealed. 

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