Roush Asks For Portion of Suit to Be Dismissed


Aug 12, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roush Fenway Racing has asked a federal court to dismiss a wrongful termination charge made by a former crew member for Carl Edwards.

The motion filed in U.S. District Court does not address Jason Myers' claim that Roush officials violated the Family Medical Leave Act. Roush officials say that Myers should be seeking a breach-of-contract claim – not wrongful termination.

Myers claims he was actively seeking medical leave when he was fired in February after a third failed suicide attempt. His attorney says the alleged FMLA violation is Myers' "flagship claim" and Monday's filing does not ask for that to be dismissed.

Myers says he has received treatment for a "major depressive disorder," but has not found work since his firing.

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