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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Stewart v. Shelby Tissue, Inc.
Citation:189 F.R.D. 357 (W.D. Tenn. 1999)
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Dennis Stewart (Plaintiff) entered into an employment contract with Shelby Tissue, Inc. (Defendant), a subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation (Defendant). A year later, Plaintiff resigned, filed suit against Defendants, and began working for Kruger, Inc. Plaintiff was subsequently fired from this position, after Defendants sent Kruger a letter asserting that his employment with Kruger violated a noncompetition clause of his contract. Plaintiff amended his complaint to include claims of unlawful inducement of breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations. Plaintiff then filed a motion for leave to file these supplemental claims. The Defendants had not yet filed an answer in response to the original pleadings.
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