No. 97-2011.

140 F.3d 321 (1998)

Frederick C. MELTZER, Plaintiff, Appellee, v. COMERICA, INC. and Munder Capital Management, Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 3, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gary D. Friedman, New York City, with whom Kenneth M. Bello, Joseph P. Curtin and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston, MA, were on brief, for appellants.

Frank J. Teague with whom Edward T. Patten and Mills, Teague & Patten, Boston, MA, were on brief, for appellee.

Before BOUDIN, Circuit Judge, ALDRICH, Senior Circuit Judge, and LYNCH, Circuit Judge.

BOUDIN, Circuit Judge.

Frederick Meltzer brought suit in state court, claiming that he had been discharged without cause and without the compensation specified in his employment contract. The case was removed to federal court based on diversity of citizenship. Following a trial, the jury found in favor of Meltzer and awarded him almost $400,000 in damages. This appeal by the district-court defendants followed.

The main issue on appeal is whether the defendants...

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