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Tag Archives: Release

Contract – Release – Tort/Negligence – Fraud – Reasonable Reliance Element – Labor & Employment – Severance Agreement (access required)

Kraus v. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Plaintiff contends that defendant fraudulently induced him to sign a release by assuring him that it had investigated plaintiff’s allegations and produced a report; however, defendant threatened to fire plaintiff without severance if he asked to see the report. Plaintiff has not alleged that he reasonably relied on defendant’s alleged misrepresentations about the report when he signed a release as part of a severance package.

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Workers’ Compensation – Settlement Agreement – Release – Contract – Misrepresentation, Mistake or Fraud (access required)

Parlier v. Burke County EMS. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-08-0318, 8 pp.) (Commissioner Staci T. Meyer) Appealed from Opinion & Award of Deputy Commissioner George R. Hall III. I.C. No. W37359. Holding: Plaintiff entered into a valid, binding settlement agreement covering ...

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Tort/Negligence – Premises Liability – Indemnification – Motion to Dismiss – State Court Action – Release (access required)

Steelcase Inc. v. M.B. Haynes Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-04-0852, 13 pp.) (Martin Reidinger, J.) W.D.N.C. Holding: A defendant being sued for indemnification or contribution in a negligence case cannot be granted summary-judgment relief because the jury found the primary ...

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