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Popescu v. Apple Inc., 040508

In a labor and employment action, alleging that plaintiff employee was wrongfully terminated by his employer, Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood (Constellium), after defendant Apple convinced Constellium to terminate plaintiff in retaliation for his resistance to allegedly illegal, anti-competitive conduct by Apple, the trial court's sustainment of defendant's demurrer is reversed where: 1) the trial court erroneously interpreted Reeves v. Hanlon, 33 Cal. 4th 1140 (2004), as requiring plaintiff to allege or prove Apple interfered with his at-will employment contract with Constellium in order to bring a claim for intentional interference with contractual relations; and 2) plaintiff alleged the required elements of intentional interference with prospective economic advantage by alleging that Apple's wrongful act interfered with his economic relationship with Constellium.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2016/07/01

Judges

  • MARQUEZ

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

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