In Casella v. SouthWest Dealer Services, Inc., a California court of appeal affirmed a jury verdict for wrongful termination in violation of public policy against a company selling extended warranties. Plaintiff had complained to management that retail customers were quoted an inflated monthly payment for the automobile in order to entice customers to purchase an extended warranty at supposedly low (but inaccurate) prices. The court held that such an internal complaint about a fraud on the public violated California public policy.
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