Court Case Trial Observation and Report





Court Case Trial Observation and Report

Any employment defines a relationship that is the code of conduct between the employer and their employees, which is brought up by an employment contract. It is the contract, which puts obligations and reciprocal rights forth between the employer and the employee. However, in this relationship, the employees get access to all the benefits as well as the rights that come along with such an employment. This court hearing presents a case in relation to the Employment Relationships as well as the significance of having an employment contract.

Flagstaff, AZ Civil Court

Mr. John, the appellant

Parmenas Charley, the appellee


Plaintiff – Appellant: Parmenas Charley

Defendant – Appellees: Mr. John, owner of Southern Private School


Parmenas Charley, who is a former teacher at the above named school, filed a lawsuit giving claims regarding a breach of contract, declaratory relief as well as injunctive relief, when the Mr. John, the owner of Southern Private School denied him an extra day’s pay. The owner of the private school, Mr. John, filed a counterclaim. Both parties filed opposing motions to get appealed the decision.


Charley had been an employee of the privately owned school following a written contract under one year probation. In the contract, Charley would be employed on basis of 10 months, which could be considerable for the year 2002-03. In it, Mr. John required Charley to work for 187days, including the dates and hours as were set by the him or any preceding amendments to the settings. A teacher salary scheme was adopted based on the 187 days of work along with a schedule that Charley should work for 187 days, the year 2002-03. However, out of the 187 days, Charley was required to attend a graduation ceremony. He therefore filed a complaint to the commissioner of education get an extra day’s pay following Mr. John’s decision. The school’s owner pled to the authority following Charley’s file of a lawsuit on the subject matter. However, the commissioner of education granted Charley a summary judgment but the Mr. John filed an appeal challenging the decision.

After investigating facts from both sides, the commissioner of education pointed out that Charley’s contract required him 187 days of work and not that, he works Mr. John violated no contract, if anything, the commissioner did not have jurisdiction over Charley’s quantum meruit claim and hence it was dismissed.

Therefore, Charley went ahead to institute a double suit. To begin with, he filed a case in claim that his employer had breached their contract, declaratory relief, quantum merit as well as injunctive relief. He as well, filed a claim at AZ Civil Court, following the commissioner’s decision.

Although Mr. John filed a plea, Charley as well filed a parallel suit seeking a summary judgment. The commissioner had halted the case to await any conclusion from the civil court in Arizona.

Flagstaff, AZ Civil Court: There was a thorough grill of the appellant as well as the appellee to reach a satisfactory decision. The cross-examination and the examination of both parties was a sure way to ensure this. The defense counsel pushed a motion to have a trial dismissal order and the judges and the attorneys discussed the issue in depth. After much deliberation, the court offered judgment in Charley’s favor. It therefore offered him:

Damages for the contract’s breach claim

Declaratory relief following the abuse of a signed contract

Injunctive relief that prohibited the district from any future illegal conduct

Following Charley’s claims, the court consequently awarded him attorney’s fee and costs.


The commissioner of education did not have the authority over the claim by Charley towards his employer’s breach of contract. He had thus been advised to seek hearing from Flagstaff, AZ Civil COURT that had the required power over his claim. Section 7.057 (d) of the constitution requires that any individual who is distressed by any agent act or requires the decision of the commissioner is supposed to file a plea to the court at Arizona. Therefore, Charley’s claim was dismissed basing decision on the above. In addition, the commissioner concluded that the one viable assertion by Charley is the one on quantum meruit. The office as well had no jurisdiction to give Charley attorney’s fee since it had referred him to AZ Civil Court on basis of no jurisdiction.


Charley contended that since he besought a quantum meruit claim for what he had rightfully earned, it is affirmed from such foregoing that the ruling by the court was based on the facts relating to such claim. Despite this, the trial court rejected the claim on quantum meruit but instead granted Charley relief on the claim about breach of contract. It is on the breach that claims were awarded.

Following the proceedings, it is notable to highlight that, the trial ruling by the court are reversed. The breach of contract claim by Charley as well as the declaratory claims is therefore dismissed. As a result, the trial court gives instructions to abate its proceedings following Charley’s injunction and the quantum meruit claims.