177. Agency for fixed time.

177.     Agency for fixed time.

Where an agency is created for a fixed time, any right of the principal, as between himself and the agent, to terminate it before the expiration of the time agreed upon must be ascertained from the terms of the agreement1 and the facts of the particular case2. The taking of a bribe has been held to be good ground for termination of the agency3, as has a breach of confidence by the disclosure of confidential information4. The common defences of incompetence or negligence may avail on a