5th Circuit Panel Finds No Abuse Of Discretion In Severance Pay Denial

Mealey's (July 11, 2016, 10:53 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 8 affirmed that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act governs a case in which a laid-off employee was denied severance compensation for failing to return all company property as required by a severance agreement (Mark Gomez v. Ericsson Inc., No. 15-41479, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12604). (Opinion available. Document #54-160713-073Z.) The panel affirmed a ruling by U.S. Judge Robert William Schroeder III of the Eastern District of Texas against...
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