Texas High Court To Address 5th Circ.'s At-Will Work Query

Law360, Houston (August 10, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT) -- At the Fifth Circuit's request, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether state law allows at-will employees to bring fraud claims over the loss of their employment.

The high court will answer two certified questions to aid the federal appeals court in determining whether it should revive a suit brought by former DuPont Co. employees alleging that the company fraudulently induced them to transfer employment to a subsidiary.

Although federal courts are authorized to determine issues involving state laws, many states, including Texas,...
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