In a contract dispute between defendant-employer and its former general counsel over the interpretation of the severance and general release provisions of an employment agreement, district court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) district court correctly concluded that the defendant did not breach the terms of the agreement when it failed to include plaintiff's $1 million transaction bonus in the calculation of his severance payment; and 2) district court did not err in holding that defendant could not recover its fees and costs associated with defending against plaintiff's claims as damages for alleged violation of the release plaintiff signed.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided January 20, 2010
Opinion: Torruella, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Jeremiah P. Sullivan, Jr., Sullivan and McDermott