Free Motion for Summary Judgment - District Court of Connecticut - Connecticut


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT I
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
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CHARLES W. KERN, : I
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ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
RESOURCES, INC. : f
Defendant. December 1-, 2003
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DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT I S ITO ALL OF
PLAINTIFF’S CLAIMS AND AS TO LIABILITY ON D FENDANTS
COUNTERCLAIMS 2
Pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 56, and Rule 56 of the Local Civil R lesof the United States
District Court for the District of Connecticut, Defendant Environmental ` ata Resources, I
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Incorporated ("Defendant"), respectfully submits this Motion for SummI1ry [Iudgment As to all of
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Plaintiffs Claims and as to Liability on Defendanfs Counterclaims. SpeI:ifiCally, Defendant
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moves for summary judgment on each of Plaintiff s six causes of actionI in his Substituted
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Complaint ("Complaint”) alleging violations of the Connecticut Wage PI1yme1it`IStatu1te; Itortious I
interference with business opportunities, unreasonable and unenforceablIe nonidbnipetew " I
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agreements, breach of contract, age discrimination and retaliation. MoreIover, EDR hasxasseited I
I six counterclaims against Plaintiff arising from his fraudulent suhmissio1I¤ of expenses for I
reimbursement and his post—employment conduct in contravention of hisI non—compete I
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agreements, and moves this Court to find Plaintiff liable on each-of its c The undisputed record in this case establishes that: (i) the CormeIcticu1t Wage Payment
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Statute cannot be applied extraterritorially and, therefore, does not applyI in this case; (ii) Kern
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was paid all the wages he was entitled to; (iii) EDR’s non—compete agrecIments are valid and
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enforceable; (iv) EDR had legitimate non—discriminatory reasons for ter1Ininuting Kern’s
employment; and (v) Kern was appiised by EDR ofthe substance of its Izounterclaims bqiore he
tiled his EEOC charge, and, therefore, the counterclaims were not filed retaliationfor Kern I
filing an EEOC charge. Moreover, the record necessitates the entry of aIjud;gment against Kern
on EDR’s counterclaims because: (i) Kem has not answered EDR’s couihterclaims and, therefore, I
the allegations in the counterclaims are deemed admitted; (ii) KemlbecaIne an agent of EDR’s I
direct competitor in violation of his non-competition agreements; and (iiIi) Klern admits that he I
submitted expenses for reimbursement that were in excess of that which Ihe actually incurred on I
business-related travel. I
For these reasons and those stated in the supporting Memoranduén of Law and Appendix I
filed herewith, Defendant respectfully requests that the Court enter sumijhary judgment
dismissing Plaintiff s Complaint in its entirety with prejudice, finds PlaiI1tiff liable on each of l
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EDR’s counterclaims, and award EDR the fees and costs incurred in deflending this action and
such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper.
DATED this lst day of December, 2003.
Respectfully submitted,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius lLLP
By:
Mark E. Zelek I
Ct. Fed Bar No. ct25203
Brian D. Buokstein
Ct. Fed Bar No. ct24§43
bbuckstein@t1r1organltzwiscom
5300 Wachqivia Finhnoial Center p
200 South Biscayne] Boulevard
Miami, Flonida 331!3l—2339
Telephone: 3%.415.3303
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Sarah Poston, Esq.
Ct. Fed Bar No. ctl $702
Zeldes, Needle & Choper, P.C.
1000 Lafayette Blvd. l
P.O. Box 1240
Bridgeport, CT 06(l01--1740
Telephone: (203) 333-9441
Facsimile: Q203) 33g3-1489
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVIC
I certify that the foregoing has been furnished to counsel for Plaihtiff, Thomas W. Bucci,
Esq., Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C., 855 Main Street, Bridgepoit, 06604 by U.S. mail
this lst day of December, 2003. I I
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