DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Former Dothan Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards’ lawsuit against her former employer is ongoing in a federal courtroom.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District reversed a lower court’s ruling dismissing a denial of due process claim brought against the people who fired her.

After reviewing the record, and with the benefit of oral argument, we reverse the district court’s denial of Dr. Edwards’ due process claim and affirm the denial of the conspiracy and breach of contract claims.

Opinion of the Court, U.S. District Court of the 11th District

Dr. Phyllis Edwards filed a federal complaint in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Alabama in 2021 claiming that Dothan City Schools violated her due process, state-law breach of contract, and conspiracy to interfere with civil rights. Dr. Edward’s complaint was dismissed by the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Alabama in late February 2022.

Her complaint was seeking $584,032.67 in damages and compensation for lost income and benefits for the rest of her contract.

Dr. Edwards’s resignation was accepted on September 14, 2020, by the DCS School Board.

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