Earheart, Jr. v. Central Transport LLC

Filing 70

ORDER: For the reasons stated herein, the Motion 51 is GRANTED, and accordingly summary judgment is hereby entered in Defendant's favor on Plaintiff's claim for ADA disability discrimination and Plaintiff's claim for TWCA retaliato ry discharge. Additionally, the Court GRANTS summary judgment sua sponte as to Plaintiff's third and final cause of action, his claim for disability discrimination in violation of the Tennessee Disability Act. This is the final order denying all relief in this Case. This order shall constitute final judgment for purposes of fed. R. Civ. P. 58. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 5/6/2022. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(hb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION JOHN A. EARHEART, JR., Plaintiff, v. CENTRAL TRANSPORT LLC, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. 3:19-cv-01107 JUDGE RICHARDSON ORDER Pending before the Court is Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 51, “Motion”), supported by an accompanying Memorandum of Law. (Doc. No. 52). Via the Motion, Defendant sought summary judgment with respect to two (and only two) of Plaintiff’s three causes of action, namely, Plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Plaintiff’s claim of retaliatory discharge in violation of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act (TWCA). Plaintiff filed a response (Doc. No. 61), and Defendant filed a reply (Doc. No. 63). For the reasons stated herein, the Motion is GRANTED, and accordingly summary judgment is hereby entered in Defendant’s favor on Plaintiff’s claim for ADA disability discrimination and Plaintiff’s claim for TWCA retaliatory discharge. Additionally, the Court GRANTS summary judgment sua sponte as to Plaintiff’s third and final cause of action, his claim for disability discrimination in violation of the Tennessee Disability Act. This is the final order denying all relief in this Case. This order shall constitute final judgment for purposes of fed. R. Civ. P. 58. Case 3:19-cv-01107 Document 70 Filed 05/06/22 Page 1 of 2 PageID #: 1431 IT IS SO ORDERED. ________________________________ ELI RICHARDSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Case 3:19-cv-01107 Document 70 Filed 05/06/22 Page 2 of 2 PageID #: 1432

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