MELODY JOLLY (Wilmington) successfully argued and obtained dismissal as a matter of law at the pleading level of the majority and most serious of fifteen claims against a volunteer fire department and one of its members individually in an action brought by a former member. Among the claims dismissed were breach of contract, blacklisting, negligent supervision and retention, wrongful discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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