Judge: Amos Mazzant
Holding: Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment Granted in Part
This is a case about an employment relationship that apparently went very, very wrong.
After reviewing the underlying facts in light of the applicable law, the Court dismissed the plaintiffs claims for age discrimination and retaliation and the defendant's claims for conversion and for breach of the return of property provision in the contract. In doing so, it rejected the arguments that a party could not file evidence in a reply brief, as well as the proposition that the local rules of the Northern District of Texas - as opposed to those of the Eastern District - applied in this case.
Remaining for trial were (1) the plaintiffs claims for declaratory judgment, breach of contract, invasion of privacy – intrusion on seclusion, conversion, and tortious interference with the contract remained live for trial; and (2) the defendants counterclaims for breach of contract regarding the full effects and best interests provision, the non-consultation provision, the confidentiality provision, the competitive opportunity provision, and the cooperation provision, declaratory judgment regarding termination for cause, breach of contract regarding the RSU forfeiture provision, breach of fiduciary duty, usurpation of corporate opportunity, and injunctive relief remained for trial.
To the right is a photograph of all of the trees that are going to die just to print copies of the court's charge in this case.