Roger Allen Gunderson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Life Technologies, Inc.; Margaret Perlmutter; Reid Knight;michael Monko, Defendants-appellees, 119 F.3d 5 (9th Cir. 1997)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 119 F.3d 5 (9th Cir. 1997) Submitted July 14, 1997**Decided July 18, 1997

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, No. CV-96-00705-BTM; Barry T. Moskowitz, District Judge, Presiding.

Before: HUG, Chief Judge, KOZINSKI and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.


Roger Gunderson appeals pro se the district court's summary judgment dismissal of his action alleging conversion, trespass upon his personal property, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious discharge by his former employer. Gunderson contends that because he never agreed to have taxes withheld from his earnings, Life Technologies, Inc. wrongfully diminished his agreed remuneration. We conclude the district court properly exercised federal jurisdiction. See Bright v. Bechtel Petroleum, Inc., 780 F.2d 766, 769 (9th Cir. 1986). We affirm for the reasons stated by the district court in its Orders filed on July 24, 1996 and December 2, 1996.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir. R. 34-4


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3


Life Technologies, Inc.'s motion for attorneys fees and sanctions is denied