LEONARD ROWE v. HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 13, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Leonard Rowe, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

D. Scott Bennett, Mary C. DeCamp, and Andrew J. Godbold, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Hamilton County Board of Education and Rick Smith, Superintendent.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

In this breach of contract action, the plaintiff appeals the trial court?s grant of summary judgment to the defendants on res judicata grounds. The plaintiff in his complaint alleged that the defendant school district and defendant school superintendent breached a contract with him for continuing employment as a certified public school teacher. Upon consideration of competing motions for summary judgment, the trial court found that the plaintiff had no enforceable contract with the defendants and that his claim was identical to that asserted in at least one previous lawsuit decided on the merits. The court therefore concluded that the action was barred by the doctrine of res judicata. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.

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