7th Circuit: Employee’s Tortious Interference Claims Fail Under Wisconsin Law

(October 24, 2016, 8:28 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — Claims by a Wisconsin foundation’s former director, who sued a co-worker and supervisor for tortious interference after he was fired, are governed by Wisconsin tort law and under that law fail because the statements made by the defendants leading up to the termination were “substantially truthful” and the motives underlying those statements have no effect, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 20 (Stephen D. Wesbrook, Ph.D. v. Karl J. Ulrich, M.D., et al., No. 15-3870, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS...
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