GWENDOLYN JEFFREY v. CITY OF MEMPHIS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 5, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald S. Green, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gwendolyn Jeffrey

Attorneys 2:

John H. Dotson, Casey Shannon, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, City of Memphis

Judge(s): HIGHERS

Decedent’s spouse brought an action to recover HHL benefits for the death of her firefighter husband. The City of Memphis denied her claim and decedent’s spouse appealed to an ALJ. The ALJ, likewise, denied the claim for benefits finding that the City of Memphis had rebutted the statutory presumption of causation and that decedent’s spouse had then failed to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that decedent’s cardiac condition was caused by his employment. The chancery court affirmed the decision of the ALJ, and we affirm the decision of the chancery court.

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