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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Discharge – Jurisdiction – Infliction of Emotional Distress – Fraudulent Joinder (access required)

Sampson v. Leonard (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-02-0095, 8 pp.) (James C. Dever III, J.) E.D.N.C. Holding: In a wrongful-discharge case, conduct shown must be atrocious in the extreme to support a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. When the ...

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Civil Rights – 42 U.S.C. § 1983 – Malicious Prosecution – Probable Cause – Theft of Dog of Dog – Conspiracy – Family Relationship (access required)

Lewis v. Jordon. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-03-1011, 12 pp.) (Wallace W. Dixon, USMJ) M.D.N.C. Holding: Even though plaintiff alleged that defendants arrested plaintiff for larceny of a dog without probable cause, defendants submitted affidavits to support their allegations that plaintiff’s ...

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