Ex-Microsoft Worker's Suit May Belong In Libya, Judge Says
By Jonathan Randles
Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 5:06 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered a former Microsoft Corp. employee to explain why his $3.8 million wrongful termination suit should not be litigated in Libya, the place where he claims he was traumatized while working at Microsoft's Tripoli office during the country's violent 2011 revolution.
U.S. District Judge Thelton E. Henderson said plaintiff Mahmoud Kedkad needs to explain why Libya would not be a more appropriate jurisdiction for his case against the software company. Microsoft claims Libya is a better forum for the dispute...