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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Haddle v. Garrison (11th Cir. 1997)
Citation:Unpublished Opinion. Docket No. 96-8856 (11th Cir. 1997)
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Plaintiff was an at-will employee of Defendant Healthmaster Home Health Care, Inc. He sued Defendants, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated to discourage his participation as a witness in a criminal trial. He brought the suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1985(2). Defendants moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. The court held that 42 U.S.C. § 1985(2) precluded relief for an at-will employee, and granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss. Plaintiff appealed.
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