Starling v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., No. 87-206-CIV-ORL-18 (M.D. Fla. 11-30-88) Slip Opinion; aff'd 891 F.2d 906 (11th Cir. 11-8-89)
Any oral or written agreement between the parties can constitute a contract; it need not be in writing. The court must look to state law to determine if an agreement to contract in the future is valid. In this case, the court concluded an oral contract purportedly created by parties was merely an agreement to contract in the future and not enforceable because essential terms were missing.