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).
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].”