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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Tortious Interference (S.D. Ala.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 2:26 PM

Navig8 Ship Management LTD must face a fired ship captain’s tortious interference claims arising from statements it made in emails to his employer regarding a collision incident involving two ships in the Gulf of Mexico—objecting to his future service as a mooring master due to ongoing insurance proceedings—which allegedly caused Marine Consultancy to terminate his employment. Navig8 asserts it didn’t intend to harm him, or interfere with his contractual relationships, and that it made no false statements. However, the captain contends that Navig8 objected to him acting as mooring master out of vindictiveness towards him for leaving its employ. The...

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