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Peterson v. Wilson

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
141 F.3d 573 (5th Cir. 1998)


Facts

Peterson was employed as grant director at Texas Southern University (TSU). Peterson (plaintiff) brought suit when he was fired. The jury found for Peterson, believing that Wilson (defendant), his employer, had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating Peterson, and awarded damages. The district court, finding that the jury completely disregarded the trial court’s instructions, subsequently ordered a new trial, and the jury found for Wilson. Peterson appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wiener, J.)

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