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Question: Hodge, a 54-year-old employee of

Hodge, a 54-year-old employee of a bank, discussed his job and future with Tilley, president of Evans Financial Corporation and his employer. They agreed orally on a number of matters, including job title and location. After eight months on the new job, Tilley became dissatisfied with Hodge’s work and discharged him. Hodge immediately sued, claiming that the oral agreement provided for employment until he retired at age 65. Does the length of time needed to fulfill the contract have a bearing on the enforceability of the contract? [Hodge v. Evans Financial Corp., 778 F.2d 794 (District of Columbia)]
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