Maxim Crane Works wrongful termination lawsuit settled

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 22, 2013

CHARLESTON - A lawsuit against Maxim Crane Works LP regarding wrongful termination of employment has been settled and dismissed.

Jon Asbury was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On June 5, an Agreed Dismissal Order was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court in which both parties' counsel announced that all matters in controversy had been settled, agreed and compromised.

James D. Lamp served as mediator between James R. Morris and the defendants and a mediation session was conducted on April 12, 2012, according to a court document filed May 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Morris filed the suit on Feb. 16, 2011, claiming he was wrongfully discharged from his employment with Maxim on Aug. 20, 2010.

Morris believed he was wrongfully discharged from his employment based upon perceived disability and his age, according to the suit.

The lawsuit stated Morris believed the defendants had violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act by wrongfully terminating his employment.

Morris was seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He was being represented by Constance H. Weber and Erin J. Webb of Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC.

The defendants were represented by William E. Robinson and Mychal S. Schulz of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-258

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