Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Court Reviews Contractual Obligations and Retaliatory Discharge Claims in a Breach of Contract Case

KARIM SKAAN v. FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION, INC. (Tenn. Ct. App. December 14, 2010).

Plaintiff/Appellant filed an action alleging breach of contract and retaliatory discharge. Defendant moved for summary judgment on both claims, and asserted the action was barred by a contractual limitations provision in the application for employment.

The trial court awarded summary judgment to Defendant with respect to the retaliatory discharge claim, and denied summary judgment with respect to Defendant's assertion that the matter was timebarred. Plaintiff appealed.

We dismiss this appeal for failure to appeal a final judgment where the trial court has not entered an order adjudicating or otherwise disposing of Plaintiff's breach of contract claim, and Plaintiff has failed to show cause why this matter should not be dismissed.

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