ANTONIO LENEAL SIMPSON v. BRADLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 18, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John McConnell Wolfe, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antonio Leneal Simpson.

Attorneys 2:

Thomas E. LeQuire, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Bradley County, Tennessee, Gwen Beavers, and Jim Ruth.

Judge(s): GIBSON

Appellant filed a complaint after he was terminated from his employment with the Bradley County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department. The complaint alleges a violation of procedural and substantive due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, breach of contract, and violation of Tennessee Code Annotated section 38-8-304. The County filed a motion for summary judgment on various grounds and a second motion to dismiss on the basis that Appellant’s claims were barred by the one year statute of limitations. The trial court granted the County’s motion for summary judgment and by separate order granted the County’s motion to dismiss on the basis that the one year statute of limitations applied. We affirm.

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