- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s state appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit filed against the town of Terry by its former police chief.

Juan Gray had filed suit alleging he was wrongfully discharged. A Hinds County court dismissed the suit last year. The appeals court upheld that decision in an order dated Wednesday.

The decision includes a summary of the case that says Gray was told in September 2012 that he would be fired if he didn’t resign and accept a $5,500 severance package. Gray signed the agreement.

The appeals court said Gray effectively waived a wrongful discharge claim when he signed the agreement. The court also rejected arguments that Gray was a victim of defamation and invasion of privacy because the mayor publicly disclosed information about his resignation.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide