oral contract

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Noun1.oral contract - an agreement that is not in writing and is not signed by the parties but is a real existing contract that lacks only the formal requirement of a memorandum to render it enforceable in litigation
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
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According to the suit papers, Ogango was employed as a clerk at the law firm through an oral contract in 2008.
The Nicholsons sued, alleging that the mining company had breached an oral contract giving them a right of first refusal to purchase some of the land.
The actor said Littman, and Impression Entertainment, tried to get him to sign a written agreement early in their relationship but he preferred they operate under an oral contract.
For this oral contract entered into over the phone, the only definitive terms would be the model of the computer, the price of the computer, and the approximate shipment date.
In July, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg wrote that attorneys representing Tammy Darvish provided enough evidence that an oral contract between Tammy Darvish and her father may have existed, allowing the case to move forward into the discovery process.
Laura Levine then examines the meaning of an oral contract in late Elizabethan England.
Under the bill, any stipulation in any written or oral contract of employment for a definite or fixed period designed subvert the provision of the proposed act shall be declare null and void.
The fact that it may have been an oral contract is not the issue.
An oral contract is not worth the paper it's written on.
More concretely, drafting a constitution is different than entering into an oral contract, and writing a judicial opinion is different still.
Sam Goldwyn, one of the founders of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer (MGM), was reported to have once said, "Your oral contract ain't worth the paper it's printed on.
The local suit alleges breach of oral contract, age discrimination, religious discrimination and retaliation.