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DiFolco v. MSNBC
Citation:831 F.Supp.2d 634 (2011)
Claudia DiFolco (plaintiff) entered into a two-year contract with MSNBC (defendant) to work as a correspondent. The plaintiff alleges that despite performing all of her professional obligations in an exemplary manner, she was subjected to intolerable working conditions and concerted efforts to damage her reputation and career by her producers. On August 23, the plaintiff emailed the defendant’s president requesting a meeting to discuss her exit from the show. The president agreed to this meeting, but alleges that he believed the plaintiff had resigned. The plaintiff sent a second email clarifying that she was not resigning, but was subsequently sent a proposed separation and severance agreement. The plaintiff sued for, among other things, breach of contract and defamation. The defendant moved for summary judgment.
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