Federal Lawsuit filed against Mayor Linda Elam, City Recorder Sheila Luckett, and the City of Mt. Juliet

by former City Planner Bobby Franklin.

Elam and Luckett are being sued personally.

More details will be posted later when we have the full text of the lawsuit.

We’re betting it has something to do with this letter from Sheila Luckett to Bobby Franklin on July 13 (Termination Letter); this letter from Sheila Luckett to Bobby Franklin on July 18 (Certified Letter); and Bobby Franklin’s message to the City Commission on July 22 of last year; (False Allegations).

– Publius

UPDATE: And the Nashville City Paper weighs in with the first story.

Current Lakewood City Manger Robert Franklin is suing his former employer, the city of Mt. Juliet, for wrongful termination, claiming he was dismissed in retaliation for his testimony against Mt. Juliet’s mayor, according to court documents filed last Friday. On July 13 of last year, the former city planner was fired just three months after he testified publicly. Franklin is claiming in the suit that he was terminated “in concert with or with the encouragement and ratification of, or at the direction, demand or improper coercion of, [Mayor Elam].”

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3 responses to “Federal Lawsuit filed against Mayor Linda Elam, City Recorder Sheila Luckett, and the City of Mt. Juliet

  1. Butch Huber

    Bobby,

    What has been done to you is a shame…and I am not so sure it isn’t a crime…best of luck to you!

    Butch

  2. Common Sense

    Would this have anything to do with some subpoenas being issued and the former city attorney Paula Flowers telling Sheila Luckett to ignore them?

    They refused to pay his unemployment after they fired him, and if that isn’t blatant that they had a grudge, what is? I’ll tell you what is, they ignored the subpoenas for the hearing about the unemployment!

    The retaliation against certain city employees has been evident for some time now, and sadly, more than just this case. There is at least one other case that has been filed recently, but the city hasn’t bothered to tell anyone about it. Not that they should, because it is not as if it is our money that will go to pay these lawsuits. The trick is, when they don’t fix the underlying issues, they are going along with it, and we will pay the bills again, and again, and…

  3. Concern Citizen

    Common Sense wrote, “The retaliation against certain city employees has been evident for some time…..”

    However, I like to add that the retaliation also goes against some of the city citizens, if they don’t fit in the community they are trying to mold or you step on someone toes or someone just don’t like you. Other words they will try to run you out!!

    Don’t be surprise eventually there will be more lawsuits filed against the city of mt juliet. The ego for power and abuse is overwhelmingly inflating their heads.

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