August 6, 2008
Motivational Waterboarding Lawsuit Tossed
A Utah salesman vows to continue pursuing a lawsuit alleging his former employer "waterboarded" during a company training session.
Chad Hudgens' attorney told the Salt Lake Tribune Wednesday he would appeal last month's dismissal of the lawsuit by a 4th District judge who claimed there was no evidence that Hudgens' two supervisors deliberately tried to injure him in the May incident.The Salt Lake Tribune said the suit stems from a 2007 training session along the Provo River where Hudgens was told lie down on the bank with his head facing downhill. The two supervisors then poured a gallon bucket of water on his face while exhorting his co-workers to work as hard making sales as Hudgens was trying to breath.
The Tribune said Hudgens' claims he was later wrongfully fired.