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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 28, 2014

Head Comment: CORRECTION: On page 22, in the second paragraph, "Mayor Benton's affidavit" and been changed to "Mayor Barnett's affidavit".

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert T. Keeton, III and Laura A. Keeton, Huntingdon, Tennessee, for the appellants, Beverly Beal, et al.

Attorneys 2:

Brandon O. Gibson, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellees, Benton County, et al.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This case results from a county employee’s assertion that the county’s decision to require some employees to contribute to their insurance premiums, while not requiring a contribution from others, violates equal protection. The trial court granted summary judgment to the county, concluding that the legislation was rationally related to a legitimate government interest. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm and remand.

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