Court Backs Toss Of EMT's Facebook Privacy Firing Suit

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A Texas state appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of an emergency medical technician's suit alleging his former employer violated his privacy by firing him after reading his disparaging comments on Facebook, finding the appeal failed to demonstrate intrusion of privacy.

The Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas, Fort Worth, affirmed the trial court's dismissal of Robert J. Sumien's wrongful termination and intrusion upon seclusion lawsuit against medical transportation company CareFlite, saying the EMT's appeal skirted the question of why his employer...
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