Perspectives and Policy

The decision by the Crookham and Vessels to hire Larry Moyer Trucking to take care of the excavation and dirt work was no recognized by the company owner. Though these decisions were made by the contractors independently, they seem to be accepted by the contracts signed by the initial groups. Legally Moyer is bound to complete the pieces of work he is assigned to by Croockham and Vessels since he initially agreed to do so. Later we find that Moyer argues that he deserves extra payment as he finds the work quite demanding.

This were not included in the intial agreements he made with his employers, therefore the contractors are not legally bound to increase Moyers payment. The situation changes after Croockham and Vessels agreed to increase the payment assigned to Moyer, this makes them legally liable to increase Moyer’s pay as they had agreed. It would therefore have been wise if the contractors would have sued Moyer for job negligence instead of making promises that they would not honor. 4. In the case of the Trostel and the American life on the leasing of the building the initial agreement should be honored.

The initial agreement states that payment of the building for the final 45 years would be done by use of gold coins. This agreement was changed by the congress and the American life several years after the agreement; this was done to cater for the activities are supposedly assigned to the American life which is to protect the human rights. The change of the payment method is not supposed to affect the contract that was made during the initial decisions during the building leasing. The lease contract states that the payment would be made for the final years using the gold coin.

Hence it can be assumed that the American life made the changes in the payment method for their own benefit. The reason behind this assumption is that there were clear reasons behind settings made on the years. The American life recommendations can not therefore be honored an enforced by law unless they can offer detailed explanations behind the choice of the years they stated.


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