Mission Independent School District v. Diserens
Texas Supreme Court
144 Tex. 107 (1945)
Ethel Diserens (defendant) was an extraordinarily talented music teacher. She entered into a contract with the Mission Independent School District (Mission) (plaintiff) to teach music in Mission’s public schools for one year. The contract additionally restricted Diserens from teaching in any other school district in Texas during the same period. On her first day of work, Diserens asked to be released from her contract. Mission refused. Diserens quit and went to work for another school district in Texas. Mission sued Diserens, seeking to enjoin her from working in the other school district. The trial court held that Mission had not been injured by Diserens’s breach, and for that reason rejected Mission’s request for an injunction. Mission appealed, and the court of appeals affirmed. Mission appealed again.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Simpson, J.)
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