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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 17, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Edgar Davison, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Donald Yount.

Attorneys 2:

Terrence O. Reed, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Federal Express Corporation.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

This is an age discrimination case. The 50-year-old plaintiff worked for the defendant company as a manager. In 2007, an internal investigation revealed that the plaintiff had violated two of the company’s policies. The plaintiff was ultimately terminated for violating the policies. The plaintiff filed this lawsuit alleging age discrimination. The company filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that the plaintiff could not establish a prima facie claim for discrimination or that the company’s explanation for terminating him was a pretext for discrimination. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the company. The plaintiff now appeals. We affirm.