TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 10, 2018
A special judge yesterday dismissed claims by a candidate for judge who says a contractor she hired to put out campaign signs failed to live up to their agreement, The Times Free Press reports. Catherine White, a family attorney, filed a civil summons against Shackleford this summer in Hamilton County General Sessions Court, saying Shackleford had agreed on Feb. 11 to place 150 signs around Chattanooga for $15 each in her bid for Hamilton County Circuit Court judge. Instead, he installed only 112, White said, which is proven by a "bubble map" that Shackleford created showing the general location of each sign. In her claim, she said Shackleford owed her $2,040.92. While appearing sympathetic to White’s problem, Judge Thomas Austin ultimately ruled against White’s claim because she didn’t “carry her burden of proof.”