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A Delaware judge has upheld an administrative ruling that denied unemployment benefits to a Chancery Court employee who was fired for contacting Mark Zuckerberg to ask the Facebook CEO for support with her personal business venture.

Superior Court Judge Andrea Rocanelli has ruled that Donna White, a court clerk for the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, was terminated for “just cause” for using her state email account in 2017 to solicit Zuckerberg’s help for an unspecified “product” that she was developing.

According to court documents, the subject line of the Oct. 6 email read: “Delaware Trial.”

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