STANLEY WALKER v. BRADLEY COUNTY GOVERNMENT, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 15, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John M. Wolfe, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Stanley Walker.

Attorneys 2:

Thomas E. LeQuire and Michael A. Kent, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Bradley County, Tennessee and Capt. Gabriel Thomas.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises out of an inmate’s allegedly improper early release from jail. Stanley Walker (“Walker”), alleging that he was improperly released early from jail because the authorities did not want to pay for his medical care, sued Bradley County and Capt. Gabriel Thomas (“the Defendants”) in the Circuit Court for Bradley County (“the Trial Court”). The Trial Court dismissed certain of Walker’s claims for failure to state a claim and ultimately granted summary judgment for the Defendants on the remaining claim. Walker timely appealed. We hold, inter alia, that Walker has no private right of action for being released early from jail, and we affirm the judgment of the Trial Court in its entirety.

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