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Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Discharge – Damages – Emotional Distress – First Impression – Mitigation (access required)

Blakeley v. Town of Taylortown (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0338, 25 pp.) (Robert C. Hunter, J.) Appealed from Moore County Superior Court (James Webb, J.) N.C. App. Holding: General compensatory damages for the tort of wrongful discharge include “emotional distress”, i.e., ...

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Labor & Employment – REDA Claim – Job Duties – Disability – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Discharge Claim (access required)

Sossamon v. Granville-Vance District Health Department (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0176, 18 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Vance County Superior Court (Henry Hight Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since plaintiff admits that her disability prevents her from performing the ...

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Labor & Employment – Contract – Consideration – Non-Solicitation & Non-Compete Covenants – Corporate Acquisition – Civil Practice – Preliminary Injunction (access required)

AmeriGas Propane, LP v. Coffey (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-0141, 10 pp.) (John R. Jolly Jr., Ch.J.) 2014 NCBC 4 Holding: On the day that plaintiffs acquired defendant Coffey’s employer, Mr. Coffey signed a  contract (the post-employment agreement) that included non-compete ...

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