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Mackay v. Four Rivers Packing Co.
Idaho Supreme Court
179 P.3d 1064 (2008)
Stuart Mackay (plaintiff) was hired by Four Rivers Packing Company (Four Rivers) (defendant) during the summer of 1999 as a field man. Four Rivers was an onion-packing plant. Mackay’s position was responsible for securing onion contracts from local onion farmers. Mackay was laid off later that year due to financial problems arising from a legal dispute between the individual owners of Four Rivers. Mackay was rehired in March 2000, when Four Rivers orally agreed to employ him until retirement. Mackay was 52 years old at the time. Mackay advised Four Rivers that he was planning to retire in approximately 10 years. However, Mackay was terminated on March 7, 2003. Mackay sued Four Rivers for breach of contract. Four Rivers moved for summary judgment, alleging that the oral agreement could not be enforced under the statute of frauds. The trial court granted summary judgment to Four Rivers, and Mackay appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jones, J.)
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