For a general tenor of Anthoine's work attitude, I'll merely relay one fact: When his supervisor gave him a verbal warning in 2005, Anthoine submitted a 207-page (!) document in response. No wonder the supervisor responded (in an e-mail to her supervisor): "Here's another whirl on Mr. Toad's wild ride." And no wonder Anthoine was (eventually) terminated.
But the Ninth Circuit nonetheless reverses the grant of summary judgment. Let's just hope that the defendants prevail at trial. Otherwise I'm not going to have a great amount of faith in the jury.