KARL S. DAVIDSON v. GOVERNOR PHILLIP BREDESEN, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND DAVID COOLEY, DEPUTY TO THE GOVERNOR, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 30, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John Edward Herbison, Clarksville, Tennessee, and Joseph H. Johnston, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Karl S. Davidson.

Attorneys 2:

Harold Richard Donnelly and Hal Hardin, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Governor Phillip Bredesen and David Cooley, Deputy to the Governor.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Participant in protest action which took place at the Tennessee State Capitol brought an action alleging that former Governor and Deputy Governor retaliated against him for the exercise of his First Amendment rights during the protest. Participant appeals the grant of summary judgment against him and the trial court’s ruling that certain documents created by the Governor’s legal counsel were protected from discovery by the attorney-client and deliberative process privileges. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court in all respects.

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