McAndrew v. Lockheed Martin Corp.

206 F.3d 1031 (2000)

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McAndrew v. Lockheed Martin Corp.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
206 F.3d 1031 (2000)

Facts

McAndrew (plaintiff) worked for the Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed) (defendant), negotiating the sale of aircraft to foreign nations. McAndrew testified before the grand jury in connection with possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act relating to Lockheed’s sale of aircraft to Egypt. Graham (defendant), McAndrew’s supervisor, made it clear to McAndrew both before and after his testimony that Lockheed was unhappy that McAndrew had decided to testify. Lockheed then fired McAndrew, citing as a reason for terminating the relationship McAndrew’s performance in international marketing. McAndrew sued Lockheed, Graham, and four other corporate officers (defendants) for conspiring to prevent him from testifying and then retaliating against him. The district court dismissed the complaint, holding that McAndrew’s claim was barred by the intracorporate-conspiracy doctrine. McAndrew appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Marcus, J.)

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