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Novosel v. Nationwide Ins. Co.

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
721 F.2d 894 (1983)


Facts

John Novosel (plaintiff) had an impeccable 15-year career with Nationwide Insurance Company (defendant), rising steadily to district claims manager. But when Nationwide asked employees to collect signatures supporting a no-fault-insurance-reform bill, Novosel refused, and Nationwide terminated him. Novosel sued for wrongful discharge, claiming Nationwide fired him solely for his political views in violation of public policy. The district court dismissed for failure to state a cognizable cause of action. Novosel appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Adams, J.)

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