contracts


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contracts

agreements between parties in which considerations or rewards are offered by all contracting parties. Contracts may be written, verbal or implied and all are binding, the degree lessening as the probability of misunderstanding increases. Salaries, continuity of employment, out-of-hours attendance, weekend work are some of the considerations offered in veterinary employment contracts.

binding-out contracts
one of the parties binds himself or herself not to participate in some activity, e.g. practice within a certain area, in return for some consideration such as being employed as an assistant.
implied contracts
leaving a patient in a veterinarian's care is an implied contract by the owner to pay the costs of the attention provided. This may be estimated beforehand and the veterinarian may be obliged to adhere to the estimate, especially if the difference is large. It depends on the firmness of the offer.
References in classic literature ?
Franz d'Epinay, not only by that theatrical formality invented to heighten the effect of a comedy called the signature of the contract, but your own will?
Heaven is as inflexible as man, and the signature of the contract is fixed for this evening at nine o'clock.
I think it is kept a secret from grandpapa Noirtier, that the contract is to be signed this evening.
Morrel went also to the notary, who confirmed the news that the contract was to be signed that evening.
It is impossible," said Maximilian, "that the signing of a contract should occupy so long a time without unexpected interruptions.
Franz arrived to sign the contract just as my dear grandmother was dying.
On receipt of signed contract we shall be pleased to make you an advance on royalties of five thousand dollars.
He signed the new contract, inserting "The Smoke of Joy" in the blank space, and mailed it back to the publishers along with the twenty storiettes he had written in the days before he discovered the formula for the newspaper storiette.
John McCain of Arizona, the vice chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently proposed limiting the Pentagon to fixed-price contracts for weapon programs.
The proposed regulations do not distinguish between secured and unsecured annuity contracts, or between contracts issued by insurance companies and those issued by other taxpayers.
Arum said he puts this type of stipulation into most of his contracts.
368-1(e)(2)(iii)(C) states that contracts that provide for contingent consideration will generally not qualify under the binding contract rule.

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