JIMMY L. HENSLEY V. COCKE FARMER’S COOPERATIVE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 31, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Steven H. Trent and R. Andrew Hutchinson, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cocke Farmer’s Cooperative.

Attorneys 2:

F. Braxton Terry, Morristown, Tennessee, Jeffrey C. Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee, and W. Lewis Jenkins, Jr., Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jimmy L. Hensley.

Judge(s): SUSANO

Jimmy L. Hensley brought this action to enforce his agreement with a former employer, Cocke Farmer’s Cooperative (the co-op), providing for the payment of severance pay to him in the event his employment was terminated without cause. Each side moved for summary judgment. The trial court held the agreement to be valid and enforceable. Accordingly, it granted Hensley summary judgment, awarding him the severance pay set forth in the agreement. The co-op appeals. We affirm.

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