BRENDA W. SNEYD, CLERK and MASTER AND PROBATE CLERK FOR THE CHANCERY COURT AND PROBATE COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, v. WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 28, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Arthur M. Fowler, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brenda W. Sneyd.

Attorneys 2:

K. Erickson Herrin, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellee, Washington County, Tennessee.

Judge(s): FRANKS

Plaintiff, Clerk and Master of Chancery Court, brought this action for an increase in compensation based on Tenn. Code. Ann. §8-24-102(j), which authorizes the County to increase the compensation for a clerk if the clerk is the clerk of two courts. Defendant County gave the Circuit Court Clerk a 10% increase in compensation pursuant to the statute, but denied the Clerk and Master a 10% increase in her compensation under the statute. The Trial Court held that the County did not abuse its discretion in denying the Clerk and Master the statutory increase in compensation. On appeal, we affirm.

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