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Eagle v. Hurley Medical Center
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
292 F.R.D. 466 (2013)
Marsha Eagle (plaintiff) sued her former employer, Hurley Medical Center (HMC) (defendant), for wrongful termination. Eagle’s counsel obtained affidavits of two HMC employees, Lavonda Rimmer and Patricia Ramirez, without HMC’s consent. Rimmer was not a manager for HMC, was not involved in Eagle’s termination, and did not supervise or evaluate Eagle’s job performance. Ramirez also was not a manager, but she was the union representative who advocated for Eagle to keep her job. As part of such advocacy, Ramirez spoke directly with those HMC employees who decided to terminate Eagle. HMC filed a motion for a protective order, claiming that the court should strike the two affidavits from the record.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Drain, J.)
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