No. 90-8365.

932 F.2d 469 (1991)

Paul G. ZIMMERMAN, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied July 3, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Joe Harris, Matthews & Branscomb, San Antonio, Tex., for defendant-appellant.

Raymond T. Palladino, Clyde Vance Dunnam, Dunnam, Dunnam, Horner, & Meyer, Waco, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before JOHNSON, WIENER, and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied July 3, 1991.


This is a Texas diversity case involving the effects of an employee manual and an employer's oral promise of lifetime employment on that state's doctrine of employment-at-will. Plaintiff-Appellee Paul Zimmerman sued Defendant-Appellant H.E. Butt Grocery Company (HEB) in Texas state court after HEB terminated Zimmerman's employment. He alleged age discrimination, defamation, invasion of privacy...

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