STATE EX REL. THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 25, 2017

Head Comment: Correction: On page one, paragraph 5 (the paragraph immediately before "Opinion"), second line. The original Opinion stated Stephen A. Hart, Special Council. The corrected Opinion states Steven A. Hart, Special Council.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Brooks Fox, Lora Barkenbus Fox, Catherine J. Pham, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General; Steven A. Hart, Special Council, Jay C. Ballard, Deputy Attorney General, Joseph P. Ahillen, Assistant Attorney General, Laura Miller, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, State of Tennessee and Tennessee General Assembly.

Judge(s): BENNETT

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County filed a petition for a writ of mandamus against the State, seeking full funding for English language learner teachers and translators in accord with the ratios found in Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-3-307(a)(7). The trial court denied the writ of mandamus. We affirm.