Dyer v. National By-Products, Inc.
|Dyer v. National By-Products, Inc.
|Supreme Court of Iowa
|380 N.W.2d 732 (1986)
The plaintiff lost his foot in a work-related accident, and was placed on a leave of absence until he returned to work. He was then fired sometime after. He claimed to forego litigating a claim in order for an oral agreement to have a lifetime of employment.
Whether a forbearance to litigate a claim when such claim was ill-founded prevents the forbearance from being sufficient consideration.
Judgment for the plaintiff.
Forbearance is sufficient if there is a reasonable ground for the claimant’s belief that it is just to try to enforce his claim. He must be ascertaining his claim in good faith.