Discharge Of Contract And Agreement



Consensus is also a prerequisite for agreement and satisfaction. In one well-known case, Autry v. Republic Productions, the famous cowboy movie star Gene Autry had a contract to honor the accused. In 1942, he was drafted into the army; it was impossible, at least temporarily, for him to fulfil his cinematographic obligations before his assignment. When he was fired in 1945, he complained of a discharge on pre-war obligations. The court noted that there had been a long hiatus in Autry`s career and “the great decline in the purchasing power of the dollar” – post-war inflation – and decided that requiring him to work under the terms of the old contract would be “considerable harshness”. A world war is an extraordinary circumstance.


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