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Associate Cannot Pursue Wrongful Termination Based on Refusal to Violate Ethics Rules

Anthony Gadlage v. Winters & Yonker, Attorneys at Law, P.S.C., No. 3:11-CV-354-H (W.D.K.Y. Dec. 29, 2011).

A federal judge has dismissed a suit by an associate who claims he was fired from his personal injury law firm for refusing to participate in an unethical referral scheme. An illegal discharge claim can't be premised on a violation of legal ethics rules, according to the Dec. 29 opinion by Judge John Heyburn II of Louisville, Ky.

The ABA/BNA article summarizing the decision is at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_tosses_suit_by_associate_cl....

– submitted by Julie Martin-Korb

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