5th Circ. Says DuPont Workers Can't Bring Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Friday that a group of former DuPont Co. employees that sued alleging the company fraudulently induced them to transfer employment to a subsidiary it then sold were at-will employees under Texas law and therefore not entitled to sue for fraud.

A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that a union collective bargaining agreement governing most of the employees didn't overcome Texas' strong presumption that workers are employed at will, since it had a provision letting either party cancel with 60 days' notice. The Texas...
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