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Alaiyan v. Insightful Corporation
Washington Court of Appeals
128 Wash. App. 1002 (2005)
Insightful Corporation (defendant) hired Wajih Alaiyan (plaintiff) as an at-will employee to manage the company’s consulting-services division. Alaiyan noticed that Insightful was recognizing revenue prematurely in financial statements to make the company appear more profitable. Alaiyan expressed his concerns to management on several occasions. Less than a year after being hired, Alaiyan was terminated, allegedly for poor performance. Alaiyan brought a wrongful-termination complaint in county court, asserting that his firing was in violation of public policy, though none of his cited authorities addressed the specific subject of his complaint. Both sides moved for summary judgment. The court granted Insightful’s motion. Alaiyan appealed. The Washington Court of Appeals granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)
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