The length of winter can be measured

December 22, 2014

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

12-22-14A 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. 1 Dist., 1916)