Mark Baron, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Carolyn W. Hodgins; Susan Spielberg, Phyllis C. Katz,defendants-appellees, 914 F.2d 247 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 914 F.2d 247 (4th Cir. 1990) Argued June 7, 1990. Decided Sept. 21, 1990. Rehearing and Rehearing In Banc Denied Oct. 15, 1990

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-88-832-R).

Gregory Scott Duncan, argued Richmond, Va., for appellant.

Gregory Joseph Haley, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Va., argued for appellees; Mary Sue Terry, Attorney General, R. Claire Guthrie, Deputy Attorney General, Janice M. Sigler, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Va., on brief.

E.D. Va.



The plaintiff, Mark Baron, was formerly an attorney in the dispute resolution division of the Virginia Department for the Rights of the Disabled. He was terminated in December of 1988 for poor performance. Ultimately, he brought this suit, claiming that this firing violated his clearly established rights, in an attempt to state a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. After full discovery, both parties moved for summary judgment. The district judge granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case. Baron appeals this dismissal. We find no merit to the appeal and affirm the dismissal of this case upon the reasoning of the district judge as set forth in his memorandum opinion. Baron v. Hodgins, CA-88-832-R (E.D. Va. Apr. 19, 1989).