DC Circ. Says Union Can Sue Ex-Worker For Breach Of Duty

By Daniel Siegal (July 15, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday revived a police and security union's suit accusing a former employee of encouraging union members to jump to a rival union, finding federal labor law allows a union itself to bring a breach of fiduciary duty claim against its former employees.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel reversed U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's ruling dismissing the International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America's suit under Section 501 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act against its former nonmember employee, Assane Faye. Writing for the majority, Circuit Judge David S. Tatel said that while...

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