Merck Must Face Unjust Firing Suit, 1st Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 2:55 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Thursday revived a wrongful termination and breach of contract suit filed by a former sales manager at a Merck & Co. subsidiary in Puerto Rico, who claims he was treated unfairly because he was not a commonwealth native.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to Merck, saying the company — and the court — never gave the plaintiff access to the evidence he needed to properly proceed with the suit....
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