LINDA DIANE COBB v. STATE OF TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 20, 2017

Head Comment: CORRECTION: On Page 1, added "(on appeal only)" after Brentwood, Tennessee for appellant's attorneys

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Heather Moore Collins and Anne Hunter Williams, Brentwood, Tennessee, (on appeal only) for the appellant, Linda Diane Cobb.

Attorneys 2:

Jeffrey M. Beemer and Joseph K. McKinney, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Maury County, Tennessee, and Maury County Health Department.

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andrée S. Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Rachel A. Newton, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellees, State of Tennessee, Elizabeth Cook, and Constance Baker.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

The plaintiff filed suit alleging discriminatory and harassing practices violative of the Tennessee Human Rights Act. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the trial court dismissed the plaintiff?s claims, holding that the defendants had negated essential elements of the plaintiff?s claims. On appeal, the plaintiff argues that the trial court erred in failing to allow for additional discovery before ruling on the request for summary judgment. The plaintiff also argues that the trial court failed to address all her claims and that genuine issues of material fact precluded summary judgment. We conclude that the trial court properly granted summary judgment. Therefore, we affirm.

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