Witnesses Lined Up For Federal Trial Of Lana Sutton Sexual Harassment Case Against The City

Friday, January 3, 2014

Witnesses have been lined up for the federal trial of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by former city employee Lana Sutton against the city of Chattanooga.

She claims that former city General Services Administrator Paul Page told her to dress in sexy outfits and to "entertain" executives and heads of giant corporations coming into Chattanooga.

She worked as a part-time fitness trainer for the city from 2007 until April 2011, the suit says.

Sutton attorneys plan to call Mr. Page as well as former Mayor Ron Littlefield.

Her attorneys said they may call Art Rahn, Donna Kelley, Jenifer Lass Lowery, Rick O'Rear, Larry Zehnder, Stan Sewell, Madeline Green, Ralph Aaron, Patty Whittacre and Jennifer Baggett.

The city may call Mr. Page, Ms. Lowery, Mr. O'Rear, Ms. Kelley, Dan Johnson, Missy Crutchfield, Ms. Whittacre, Chris Holley, Mr. Aaron, Gary Poole of Brewer Media, Richard Beeland and Rose Martin of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

The trial is set to start in late May.

A settlement was reached in a similar case filed against the city by another female city employee who worked for Mr. Page, city officials said.


Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com

We send out headlines each day of the latest Chattanooga news. Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. Our Internet newspaper allows us to post stories very quickly – there is no need to wait for a press run or for ... (click for more)

Walker County Arrest Report For June 29-July 5

Here is the Walker County arrest report for June 29-July 5: JENKINS AMBER NICOLE W/F 26 Officer GRAVITT SIMPLE BATTERY  BRADLEY GARRETT BRYANT W/M 18 Officer FRANKLIN SIMPLE BATTERY F.V.A. LEMONS CHRISTIAN LEE W/M 21 Officer CAREATHERS PROBATION VIOLATION (F) JOHNSON JAMES THOMAS W/M 38 Officer CAREATHERS PORBATION VIOLATION ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hay Fields Of July

Oh my goodness, July has just arrived and during my formative years, it was the most hated month of the year. When I was 12 years old, my wonderful grandfather decreed the days of begging for money to go to the picture show and burgers at the Krystal were over, that I was on the payroll for a dollar an hour and, in our family, folks worked for what they spent. Now my grandfather, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Clinches Southeast Division Title

The Chattanooga Football Club clinched the Southeast Division title Saturday night before a crowd of 4,000 plus fans and celebrated with fireworks after the game.  Chattanooga beat visiting Nashville FC 2-0.   Matt Aldred scored the first goal in the 27th minute and Jack Hopkins scored the second goal in the 85th minute.  Chattanooga will host the conference ... (click for more)

TSWA Announces All-State Soccer Teams

 The Tennessee Sports Writers Association recently announced its all-state high school soccer teams. THE TEAMS        TSWA All State Boys’ Soccer teams Class AAA Nathan Djona, Antioch junior forward Avery Cowan, Brentwood senior midfielder Johnny Heckman, Centennial senior midfielder Nick Zalewski, Sr., Cookeville ... (click for more)