Won “Whistleblower” Case on Summary Judgment

2013

Payne & Fears LLP won summary judgment for its client before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.  In Weigman v. Everest Institute, the plaintiff sued her former employer under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act, alleging that she had been terminated for confronting her supervisor about allegedly forged documents.  Payne & Fears presented evidence showing that (1) no forgery had occurred, and (2) the plaintiff was terminated for legitimate business reasons.  The court agreed and granted complete defense summary judgment.  Jeff Brown and Andrew Haeffele handled the successful defense of the employer.

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