Melba began work for Acme Company in 1975 as a filing clerk. Thirty years later she had risen to be
- Melba began work for Acme Company in 1975 as a filing clerk. Thirty years later she had risen to be comptroller. At a thirty-year celebration party, her boss, Mr. Holder, said, "Melba, I hope you work here for a long time, and you can retire at any time, but if you decide to retire, on account of your years of good service, the company will pay you a monthly pension of $2,000." Melba continued to work for another two years and then retired. The company paid the pension for three years and then, in an economic downturn, stopped. When Melba sued, the company claimed it was not obligated to her because the pension was of past consideration. What is your opinion on this situation? What will be the result?
Look at The Roommate Agreement from the Big Bang Theory.
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Is Leonard's agreement enforceable? Why or why not? Regardless, what sort of things should you consider in drafting a roommate agreement? What could be included? How would you enforce it? Use your imagination.