The plaintiff-professor alleges that (1) he patted the defendant-dean on the back to get his attention, (2) the dean accused him of assault and battery, (3) plaintiff was recommended for termination, (4) the university Promotion and Tenure Committee voted unanimously against the termination recommendation, and (5) the university terminated plaintiff anyway. Plaintiff’s allegations sufficiently state claims for breach of contract, negligence, and public policy discharge, among others.
The court denies defendants’ motions to dismiss.
Turner v. Coastal Carolina University (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-144-18, 6 pp.) (A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., J.) 4:18-cv-00385. James Lewis Cromer and James Paul Porter for plaintiff; Henrietta Golding, James Keith Gilliam and Carrie Appleton Fox for defendants. D.S.C.