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Court Holds Panera Bread to Its Bonus Program

The 8th Circuit held yesterday that Panera Bread breached contractual obligations owed to its general managers when the company unilaterally placed a cap on their bonuses. The case is unusually interesting in that it deals with a number of contract issues, including unilateral versus bilateral contracts, what constitutes consideration supporting contracts with at-will employees, commercial […] Read More

Eighth Circuit Contracts Cases 2011 (Part 4)

Owatonna Clinic — Mayo Health System v. Medical Protective Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana Owatonna Clinic — Mayo Health System sued Medical Protective Company, its medical malpractice insurer, for refusing to defend and indemnify it in a malpractice suit. Medical Protective’s defense was that Owatonna had not complied with the insurance policy’s notice requirements. The […] Read More