Case Conclusion Date: December 21, 2012
Practice Area: Employment / Labor
Outcome: Based on one of the union's affirmative defenses, the appellate court granted the appeal and dismissed the complaints.
Description: A former union member who was discharged sued both the employer and the union for breach of the labor contract and of the duty of fair representation, respectively. After extensive discovery, the defendants moved for summary judgment. The trial court denied the motions and ordered the case to trial.