Richard C. Byrd


First, this Note discusses the particular facts of the Baker case, including its procedural history and holding. Then, the history of salient cases and law is covered in three main areas related to Baker, specifically the concept of arbitrability, at-will employment’s status as effective consideration, and when courts find promises to be illusory. Following that, this Note summarizes the court’s decision in Baker and its lengthy and thorough dissent. Finally, this note discusses the significance of this case in relation to both the history of the topics involved and their application going forward.

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