PHILIP H. MORSON v. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 15, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Allen Woods and Larry Woods, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Phillip H. Morson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young, Solicitor General; and Michael Markham, Senior Counsel, for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Judge(s): BENNETT

A doctor employed by a state mental health facility lost his job in a reduction in force. He claims this action was the result of complaints he made about the facility. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants. Because the doctor failed to present evidence to establish an issue of material fact (after the defendants shifted the burden to the doctor), we affirm the trial court’s decision.

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