COOKEVILLE, TN – Pat Stout’s attorney, Henry D. Fincher, Harvard educated and a Tennessee Legislator, wasn’t playing around when he filed suit against President Steve Smith‘s TWHBEA last week.
Stout claims that TWHBEA did not act in good faith, and did not follow its own rules and procedures. She asked that her membership privileges be immediately reinstated in full pending the outcome of her lawsuit against TWHBEA.
The Motion asks the Court to require TWHBEA to publish on its website without commentary the Court’s injunction and to publish it in any publication which mentioned Stout’s suspension.
Stout’s Motion For Temporary Injunction has been Noticed for Thursday, June 26, 2014, before Putnam County Circuit Judge Amy Hollars.
Judge Hollars has served as Circuit Judge from 2009 – 2014. She was appointed by Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen to succeed her father Circuit Judge John Turnbull. Ms Hollars is a graduate of The University of The South, and earned a Masters Degree in English from Vanderbilt University. She received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Tennessee School of Law.
Judge Hollars is a strong woman.
Informed sources say that TWHBEA President Steve Smith has a disdain for strong women, and he does not do well when confronted by them. President Smith was reportedly rude to Arizona TWHBEA Director Dr. Pam Reband at the Saturday meeting. Dr. Reband was making a statement regarding a Motion. President Smith made a snide comment about Dr. Reband “not having any place she needed to go because she was dragging things out”. Dr. Reband replied “My plane does not leave until tomorrow”. Smith replied, “That’s really too bad”.
It will be interesting to see how President Smith and Judge Hollars get along.
When Maryland TWHBEA Director Keith Dane asked President Steve Smith on Saturday if TWHBEA’s insurance was going to cover the cost of the Pat Stout litigation, President Smith said he “just got it yesterday … don’t know anything about it … have not checked with the insurance company.”
Here is the Motion For Temporary Injunction.
Nephew Eugene says that Steve Smith’s “Donut Savings” may not amount to much if Steve Smith’s TWHBEA has gone and done something that the Association’s insurance policy will not cover.