Waldron v. George Weston Bakeries Inc., No. 08-2554 - U.S. First Circuit
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Waldron v. George Weston Bakeries Inc., No. 08-2554

In an action challenging the termination of Plaintiff bakery distributors' routes, the District Court's grant of a preliminary injunction is affirmed, where a voicemail "threat" by Plaintiffs' counsel to inform authorities about Defendants' treatment of its route-holders as employees did not constitute criminal extortion and thus did not violate the parties' agreement.

Read Waldron v. George Weston Bakeries Inc., No. 08-2554.

Appellate Information

APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE, Hon. George Z. Singal, U.S. District Judge.
Filed June 19, 2009

Judges

Before Howard, Selya and Ebel, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by SELYA, Circuit Judge.

Counsel

Catherine R. Connors, with whom James R. Erwin, Katharine I. Rand, and Pierce Atwood LLP were on brief, for appellants.

Patrick J. Mellor, with whom Strout & Payson, P.A. was on brief, for appellees.