RONNIE SUMMEY v. MONROE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 29, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kevin W. Shepherd, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ronnie Summey.

Attorneys 2:

Arthur F. Knight, III, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Monroe County Board of Education.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises from an employment dispute between Ronnie Summey (“Summey”) and the Monroe County Board of Education (“the Board”). Summey worked as head football coach and as a teacher at Sequoyah High School (“Sequoyah”) in Monroe County. Summey sued the Board in the Chancery Court for Monroe County (“the Trial 1 Court”), alleging, among other things, breach of contract and violation of various constitutional rights stemming from when Summey was relieved as head coach and offered a new assignment in the school system. The Trial Court ruled in favor of the Board, finding that it was Summey who had breached the contract when he refused to accept the new assignment. Summey appeals. We affirm the judgment of the Trial Court.

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