The Restatement of Agency by the American Law Institute provides that "A contract of agency, or a contract of service, is the contract, when one exists, which determines the existence, duration, terms or conditions of the [agency] relation." But what is the duration of the relation when this so-called "contract of agency" contains no stipulation as to how long the employment is to continue? And how does the so-called contract of agency determine the duration in such cases? It is the purpose of this comment to discuss the West Virginia cases on this point.
Thomas P. Hardman,
Contracts of Agency without Stipulations as to Duration,
W. Va. L. Rev.
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