SHIRA JEAN STAFFORD, ET AL. V. JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 4, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard Marshall Brooks, Carthage, Tennessee, for the appellants, Shira Jean Stafford and Donnie Stafford.

Attorneys 2:

Robyn Beale Williams, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Chris Carter, Jackson County Sheriff, Jackson County, Tennessee, and Brad Stafford.

Judge(s): BENNETT

An arrestee sued the arresting sheriff’s deputy, the sheriff, and the county for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The trial court dismissed the case on summary judgment. We affirm as to the claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress but find that there are genuine issues of material fact precluding summary judgment on the claim for assault and battery.

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