Airport Authority wants lawsuits heard separately
Published: September 9,2011
TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority has asked that a lawsuit filed against it by two former administrators be separated.
Former airport executive director Terry Anderson and former operations manager Reid Dawe together filed a federal suit in January, claiming their rights to free speech were violated by the authority.
Anderson was fired in December 2009 after the board said it had lost confidence in him. Dawe resigned last October, but said he was forced to take a pay cut and pressured into quitting.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports a trial is scheduled for June 4.
Attorneys for the airport authority filed a motion to have separate trials for Anderson and Dawe, arguing the men do not have identical claims. But their attorneys asked the court to deny the motion.
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