5th Circ. Sends Ex-DuPont Workers' Suit To Top Texas Court

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday asked Texas' high court to determine whether state law permits at-will employees to bring fraud claims over the loss of their employment, withdrawing an opinion in favor of DuPont Co. in a suit lodged by former employees.

A divided Fifth Circuit panel held in April that under Texas law, at-will employees can't sue for fraud over the loss of their employment, so the former DuPont employees' claims that the company fraudulently induced them to transfer employment to a subsidiary it then...
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