Trial of Palmer’s Case Against Infosys Postponed for Four Weeks

Don Tennant

The whistleblower retaliation lawsuit filed against Infosys by Jay Palmer, which had been scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 20, has been postponed until Sept. 17.

U.S. District Court Judge Myron H. Thompson ordered the postponement earlier today. Here is the full text of the order, as filed in court documents:

Because the court needs additional time to resolve the pending summary-judgment motion after the parties were unable to mediate this case successfully and because the other civil case set on the August 20 term will be tried first and will take two to three weeks to try, it is ORERED that the jury selection and trial of this case are continued to September 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Frank M. Johnson, Jr. United States Courthouse Complex, Courtroom 2FMJ, One Church Street, Montgomery, Alabama.

DONE, this the 15th day of August 2012.

According to court documents, Infosys filed the motion for summary judgment on April 20, 2012, “on the grounds that there is no genuine issue of material fact and Infosys is entitled to judgment as a matter of law” on the claims made by Palmer. Infosys requested in the motion that the case be dismissed.

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Aug 20, 2012 12:44 PM Piddi Piddi  says: Reply
Aug 20, 2012 12:59 PM Doesn't matter Doesn't matter  says: Reply
Aug 20, 2012 1:11 PM Raj Raj  says:
Just in News... apparently the Alabama judge has thrown out the case... Reply
Aug 20, 2012 2:00 PM PlamerCaseClosed PlamerCaseClosed  says:
Did Don decided not to update latest news or this news is total lie!!!! Infosys has won the harassment case brought against it by one of its employees, Jack "Jay" Palmer. United States district judge Myron H Thompson found no basis to support any of the charges filed by Palmer and dismissed the case entirely, writing, "Judgment is entered in favor of defendants Infosys Technologies Limited Incorporated and Infosys Limited and against plaintiff Jack "Jay" Palmer, Jr., with plaintiff Palmer taking nothing by his complaint." Reply
Aug 20, 2012 2:58 PM mrv mrv  says:
Yep, it's over.... Infosys wins, Don 0. What now will you have to write on? Did Infosys do some bad things with immigration non-compliance? Yes! Did they threaten Don and intentionally harrass him? The fat lady has sung, and the answer is NO!!! Didn't even get to trial. Too bad he stretched the story and lost his case, Seemed like he had a cat in the bag. Reply
Aug 20, 2012 5:01 PM AT AT  says:
Hey Don - cat got your tongue?! Reply
Aug 20, 2012 5:23 PM H-1b King H-1b King  says:
Bribe worked! Infy wins!! Told you Obama already promised innocent verdict! I told you! YES YES *dance dance dance* Reply
Aug 20, 2012 5:30 PM Infy Number 1 Infy Number 1  says:
Thank you Obama ;) 10 million in campaign contribution cannot be wrong :D Reply
Aug 20, 2012 5:39 PM Dolores Dolores  says:
Remember the L-1 as reported in Computerworld who literally got "taken for a ride" when he protested how he was being treated? How about the Lief Cabraser lawsuit against TCS when they were grabbing their Indian employees' tax refunds? That's not the nose of a camel that globalism brought in, it's the snout of a wolf. These companies are not the brainiac powerhouses that Nasscom's PR scam said they were, they're mafiosi in saffron. Yakuza without the chopsticks. Palmer is being punished because he refused to be "stalled to the rogue", which is what it takes to survive in certain circles. That's what the greedy and silly among the 1% invited in, and as we know from vampire legend, all the garlic and crosses in the world won't keep them out if they can finagle an invitation. They won't rest until every one of their people has a fine western job, a comfy western home, and a lovely western life. Whether there will be any crumbs left for the people who made the west the great place to immigrate to will be another story. Do the math. These rich, powerful companies are nothing but bands of dacoits, and their real business model has always been thugee, now turned on the west. Reply
Aug 20, 2012 5:42 PM Steven Collins Steven Collins  says:
Where is Don now ? True to his blog, he has gone under the rug now :) Reply
Aug 20, 2012 6:34 PM George George  says:
Don, Looks like you have nothing to write about any more now that the case has been thrown out. I have read your blogs. It has been one of the most one sided, biased blogs I have seen! Reply
Aug 20, 2012 6:45 PM Let fairness prevail Let fairness prevail  says:
Guys, the courts have spoken. We have to respect the American justice system. It is indeed true if given in the Times of India. There has been enough acrimony in the episode. We cannot hint that the courts did not do their job. Isn't it time to stop frothing at the mouth? Reply
Aug 20, 2012 7:11 PM Aditya Aditya  says:
now all the hate mongers can retire hurt. it's a US court that has dismissed the case, not an indian court. Reply
Aug 20, 2012 7:19 PM kiprn kiprn  says:
WTH is happening..first its announced that there is a delay of 4 its being reported that case has been thrown out. Reply
Aug 20, 2012 11:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous  says:
Don, Jay plamer, Sealteam6 and rest of the trolls can now pick a different subject for time pass. The case against Infosys has been dismissed. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 2:24 AM A curious observer A curious observer  says:
Don, What a slap on the face for you! You should stop misleading people with your ridiculous opinions. I doubt if anyone will ever pay any attention to you after your coverage of Infosys' law suit - apart from the silly office humour to which your blog will be relegated. Try to give arguments on both sides and let readers decide. Clearly, you are way too immature to form opinions. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 4:59 AM observor observor  says:
Mr. Tennant, what are you going to write about now? Reply
Aug 21, 2012 5:20 AM helpus helpus  says:
Palmer had tons of evidence against infosys. What happened? Where did all that go? What will palmer do now? Was he telling lies and cheating all of us? Its a shame for us :( Reply
Aug 21, 2012 6:07 AM Odumbo Odumbo  says:
Really??? This is what has happened? The judge ruled in favor of Infosys... I'm no fan of many folks here who are bashing Indians and those who got overly excited about it but I never imagined this would happen and Infosys would go scott free.... I was expecting a painful fine and then business as usual at the least if not nothing else. I told you guys many weeks and months ago that you were all getting excited for no reason. Wake up! Stop dreaming. This is how our world works. What :'game changer"??? Visa cases have already happened before. The only message that's being sent here is that you can do stuff like this and not even pay a fine for it. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 6:35 AM kim kim  says:
Don, I hope you are nominated and win the Pulitzer prize for your balanced and fair reporting of the whole events leading up to the trial and verdict Reply
Aug 21, 2012 8:25 AM Odumbo Odumbo  says:
Another point I want to make is that our legal system is exceptionally efficient so much so that it has been abused to large scale by frivolous lawsuits for stupid stuff like people suing McDonalds when they spilt hot coffee on themselves and robbers sueing home owners they were trying to rob for housing issues. It is such a good system that we have abused it so much for stupid things like people slipping in someone's lawn and stuff like that. Well, it works both ways...just like regular folks abused the court systems to get instantly rich for minor issues, even corporations know they can find legal loop holes or wording issues to get away. What goes around comes around. And I haven't started on all the aggresive globalization Americans pursued when it worked in their favor. You elected a person with an anti-colonial mindset who wants to dethrone America as a world leader economically, militarily and socially. That's why he went to India and promised more outsourcing. Americans are ignorant and easily blindsided for falling for someone like him. In the end, the people deserve the government they elect. Don't complain and blame Indians for that. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 8:25 AM R. Lawson R. Lawson  says: in response to Let fairness prevail
I other words, you are saying that people should accept that they are subjects of corporations and that whistleblowers should accept their punishment when they report the crimes of their employers. This ruling isn't a result of law and order. It's a result of a lack of law and order. It's a ruling that says "criminals may punish those that report them". Finally, the "real" case continues. Jay will have his moment in federal court. I hope a verdict is reached and the award to Jay for being a key whistleblower makes whatever costs were awarded to Infosys look like a cheap tip. Now is precisely the time to start frothing at the mouth. Our government hasn't represented us, and we should be angry. Very angry. Infosys got away with this state verdict because Alabama law allows corporations to fire anyone for any reason and to reduce their pay for any reason - including reporting a crime. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 8:49 AM Swaminathan S Swaminathan S  says:
Buddy John, I am back. And I told you we have to respect the law and the verdict. Well, the verdict is ,according to the Times of India the judge has thrown out the Palmer case. Now there are other criminal suits pending against Infosys and again it is up to the American justice system. LIke I always say, we millions of Indians love America for what she is, buy American products, have American friends. But we cannot stand one-sided reporting. Where the heck is Don now? Hiding under the rug? I mean, he was so judgmental as if he had been there. Don, you are a lousy journalist. I said this a month ago and looks like I was prescient ( know what this means , you American journalists have to polish up your English). Come out Don. All the world loves a journalist without scruples, or fairness. Don you are not a journalist, you spread hate and vitriol. You divided communities.And John Smith, respect the verdict my friend. I also empathize with you. You are right, Americans need more American jobs. We will make it happen. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 9:11 AM SS SS  says:
Don...Doooon... Anybody home?? Hellooo!!! Reply
Aug 21, 2012 10:24 AM Techie105 Techie105  says:
Don must be having a worst day ever, but he is still in denial. He things the criminal visa fraud investigation will bring the hammer down on infosys. He does not realize that federal Govt settles with companies "A LOT". This investigation first of all will go now where and even if so will come up with fines which Infosys will not even feel on its books. Jay Palmer was served right. He was opportunistic and thought he can retire on this. Look at his harassment complaints. There is nothing substantial there. One phone call "which he says he got" and a note on his desk !!?. Now he is instead going to pay legal costs. If he quits infosys, which of the fortune 500 company is going to take a "whistleblower". Infosys could have and still can sack him. He is receiving welfare from Infosys. The mostd ecent thing for him is to quit now. Reply
Aug 21, 2012 11:06 AM a a  says:
since when did bloggers have become eligible for the pulitzer? Reply

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