The Definition of “Winter”

December 22, 2011

  • 231H Labor and Employment
  • 231HI In General
  • 231Hk37 Term, Duration, and Termination
  • 231Hk43 k. Other Particular Terms.

231H Labor and EmploymentA contract for an employment to continue “until the winter was over” was for a definite time, since the winter comprised three months, whether measured astronomically from the winter solstice, about December 22nd, to the vernal equinox, about March 21st, or conventionally as comprising the months of December, January and February.
Saarela v. Hoglund, 198 Ill. App. 485 (Ill. App. Ct. 1916)<br /Suggested by Jody Nathan, Partner; Stauffer & Nathan; Tulsa, OK