Cookeville, TN

#1 Dec 3, 2012
Former UCHRA employee sues executive director, board member
by Laura Militana Herald Citizen
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Jana Hill

Luke Collins

Mike Gannon
slideshow COOKEVILLE — A former employee of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has filed a lawsuit against the Agency, the executive director of the agency and one specific board member, alleging conspiracy and corrupt bargains were conducted and her whistleblowing of the activities, conducted mainly by one of the two named defendants, eventually resulted in her firing.

Jana Hill, the former long-time executive administrative assistant to the executive director, filed the suit in circuit court earlier this month.

“The claims made in her suit are false,” UCHRA Executive Director Luke Collins said in a memo to board members.“We are committed to fighting this case and expect to be successful.”

Hill hired attorney Gary Blackburn out of Nashville and claims that Mike Gannon, Cannon County executive, entered into a corrupt bargain with the agency’s executive director to have her fired for “unlawful or unjustifable purposes.”

The issue revolves around the finding that Gannon “compelled agency management on at least two occasions to misappropriate for his use two contract employees. These individuals were required to perform clerical and maintenance services for the Cannon County government...none of these services benefitted the agency or its clients

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Westmoreland, TN

#2 Dec 5, 2012
Well, well, well. Cool Hand Luke is at it again.

Jamestown, TN

#3 Dec 7, 2012
Don't be to quick to judge this. Remember this is only one sides account.

Livingston, TN

#4 Dec 7, 2012
Should fire all the old gang, most of them had to know what was going on.

Livingston, TN

#6 Dec 8, 2012
everywhere Luke goes there is a lawsuit involved.

Livingston, TN

#7 Jul 19, 2014
what happened to the law suit

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