Worker Fired For Refusing To Infringe Copyright, Court Says

Law360, Houston (February 8, 2013, 7:57 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday reinstated a judgment against an architectural firm that fired a draftsman who objected to copying proprietary designs, ruling he could not lose his job for refusing to follow orders he believed to be criminal.

The Second District Court of Appeals revived a $300,000 jury verdict against Nortex Foundation Designs Inc., finding the company should not have fired Adam Young for refusing to use an unlicensed design in a drafting project because he legitimately feared he would be prosecuted for criminal...
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