Case Caption: Cecil S. Joseph (Appellant/Plaintiff) v. Bureau of Corrections, Officeof Collective Bargaining, Attorney General, Vincent Frazer, Warden, Rosaldo Horsford (Appellees/Defendants)Case Number: S.Ct. Civ. No. 2009-0055Date: 03/08/2011Author: Cabret, Maria M. Citation: Summary:

The Supreme Court holds that, pursuant to the plain language of section 3711(a) of title 5 of the Virgin Islands Code, the terms of a criminal defendant's probation cannot create a legally binding duty on the defendant's employer to continue to provide the defendant with employment. Therefore, the Court affirmed the Superior Court's dismissal of the appellant's contempt claim against his employer. Furthermore, the Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court's holding that the appellant's complaint failed to state a claim, because the appellant failed to set out any factual allegations in the complaint which would permit the trial court to determine if the appellant stated a plausible right to relief.

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