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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Implied Covenant of Good Faith (1st Cir.)

Dec. 2, 2019, 11:18 PM

A former executive of Abiomed, a manufacturer of heart pumps, who was responsible for navigating the Japanese regulatory approval process for medical devices, can’t succeed on his claim that Abiomed violated the covenant of good faith and fair dealing when it fired him and didn’t provide him with promised stock incentives for attempting to guide a new heart pump through the slow-moving Japanese approval process. He failed to present evidence that that was a genuine fact dispute over whether the employer deprived him of compensation he was due for past services, and the medical device wasn’t approved until more than...

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