MICKEL HOBACK, v. CITY OF CHATTANOOGA - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 23, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Phillip A. Noblett, Patrick P.H. Bobo, and Melinda Foster, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, City of Chattanooga.

Attorneys 2:

Phillip C. Lawrence, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mickel G. Hoback.

Judge(s): FRANKS

The City Commission terminated plaintiff as a police officer. He then filed a certiorari petition to the Chancery Court, where the Chancellor held that the Commission applied the wrong legal standard to the case, and the Chancellor reversed the Commission and ordered plaintiff to be reinstated as a policeman. On appeal, we affirm the Trial Court's ruling that the Commission applied the wrong legal standard to the facts of the case, but vacate the reinstatement of the officer and remand to the City Commission to apply the proper legal standards in a new trial in plaintiff's case.

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