Former Tupelo CFO’s trial with city scheduled for 2010

TUPELO – Former city Chief Financial Officer Daphne Holcombe must wait at least one year before taking her case against the municipality to court.

Her trial has been set for the morning of June 7, 2010, in the U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock will preside.

But both parties will have a chance to resolve their dispute before the case heads to court. A mediation has been scheduled for April 23 before Magistrate Judge Jerry A. Davis.

Holcombe’s attorney is Jim Waide of Tupelo. The city is being represented by Pope Mallette of Oxford.

Holcombe is suing the city because, she claims, the mayor unfairly ousted her earlier this year and she was discriminated against because she’s a woman.

Daily Journal 4/3/9