Legal Lulz ahead..
So this appeared on the Twitterz..
The infamous fail plaintiff is using legal terms he doesn’t understand. A lawsuit may be in the works.
IANAL but as I read it Detrimental Reliance is where Party B acts on a promise from Party A. Party A rescinds or breaks the promise causing party B to incur damages. Party B’s remedy is to have the court enforce the promise of Party A.
To illustrate how this might apply to him: Party A offered a position to Party B and is in a different state where Party B lives. Party B spends a large sum of cash moving their family to the new location. Before Party B could start, Party A rescinds the offer causing a detrimental loss to Party B. Party A may be liable for the costs of the move and to honor the original offer to Party B.
This implies that Party A acted in bad faith or by fraud which means Party A owes Party B damages. This presumes that Party B also acted in good faith.
Reworded, this presumes that Bill Schmalfeldt acted in good faith when he accepted the offer. From the few cases I skimmed, Party B has the burden to demonstrate he acted in good faith.
See the problem here?