Bukuras v. Mueller Group, LLC, No. 08-2160 - U.S. First Circuit
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Bukuras v. Mueller Group, LLC, No. 08-2160

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.  

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Decided January 20, 2010

Judges

Before:  Lynch, Chief Judge, Torruella, and Ripple, Circuit Judges

Opinion:  Torruella, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant: Jeremiah P. Sullivan, Jr., Sullivan and McDermott

For Appellee:  Christopher Cole, Karyl R. Martin and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, P.A.