Incompetence Wins As A Defense Against Bolton Lawsuit

I love this. The Fifth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of former Police Chief Terrell Bolton’s wrongful termination suit against the City of Dallas because “it should not be held responsible if the city manager failed to follow procedure when he fired Bolton…” Ted Benavides, the city manager in question, hired Bolton without interviewing him, so it is no surprise he fired him in the same slapdash way.  And because Benavides was just as incompetent in his firing as he was in his hiring, the suit is dismissed. It strikes me as a novel defense, but it worked. (Oh, how I miss those days!)

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5 responses to “Incompetence Wins As A Defense Against Bolton Lawsuit”

  1. Dave Thomas says:

    So are you saying that the court is saying that Bolton should never have been hired in the first place? If that’s so, can we get his salary back?

  2. amanda says:

    Filed under “entertainment”…classic.

    Can you update us on our former city manager and police chief? Kind of a “where are they now”?

  3. Rawlins' No Thanks for the Memories Review says:

    Monday Give Credit Where It’s Due Day:

    Ted Benevides hired the Pol Pot bellied Bolton’s replacement David Kunkle.

  4. Rollins von Munchhausen says:

    I recall when I was inventing the police chief many years ago in London I foresaw a day when Ted Benavides would regret his poor selection of Terrell Bolton.

  5. Andrew says:

    Bolton’s trail of tears lead to Atlanta where he’s become a police chief of one of the surrounding cities/counties, I believe.