No. 78,649.

265 Kan. 141 (1998)

958 P.2d 1157

RAYMOND WILKINSON, Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. SHONEY'S, INC., a/d/b/a CAPTAIN D's SEAFOOD, and NEC, INC., Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed May 29, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michaela M. Warden, of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, of Overland Park, argued the cause, and Gregory L. Ash and Daniel B. Boatright, of the same firm, were with her on the briefs for appellants/cross-appellees.

Brian J. Niceswanger, of McDowell, Rice, Smith & Gaar, of Overland Park, argued the cause, and Richard W. Holmes, of Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, of Topeka, was with him on the briefs for appellee/cross-appellant.

The opinion of the court was delivered by


Raymond Wilkinson filed this action after being fired from his management position at Shoney's, Inc., and having his unemployment benefits challenged. Wilkinson alleged claims for malicious prosecution, wrongful discharge, and negligent misrepresentation. A unanimous jury found in his favor, awarded a total of $533,271 in damages, and recommended the imposition...

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