Weidman v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 13-2007 (4th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer (ExxonMobil) and employees, alleging claims of fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, personal injury, and wrongful discharge. Plaintiff claimed that he was fired in retaliation for reporting illegal pharmacy practices, which caused him to suffer a heart attack and emotional stress. The court affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion to remand the case to state court and the dismissal of all but one of plaintiff's tort claims. The court concluded that plaintiff sufficiently stated a wrongful discharge claim under Virginia's public policy exception to its at-will employment doctrine. Accordingly, the court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded for further proceedings.