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Court Grants Summary Judgment to Defendants in Craig v. City of Alcoa, et al.

Posted on March 25, 2015

On December 17, 2014, the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan granted summary judgment to all defendants in the lawsuit Ryan Darres Craig v. City of Alcoa, et al. No. 3:13-cv-00241, filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville. The Plaintiff’s Complaint alleged a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protections against the use of excessive force by City of Alcoa, Tennessee police officers in their use of a taser to apprehend the fleeing Plaintiff.  After briefing by the parties, the Court granted full summary judgment to the City of Alcoa and defendant police officers, dismissing the case.

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Dan R. Pilkington presents continuing legal education seminar

Posted on October 14, 2019

Member Dan R. Pilkington presented a continued education program on September 25, 2019 to educate other lawyers on new and revised laws legalizing hemp, cbd and cannabis products. The program was part of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Summer Fun ...

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Dan R. Pilkington Provides Training to Local Law Enforcement

Posted on April 15, 2019

Dan R. Pilkington assisted local law enforcement officers by providing training on use of force and other constitutional claims as part of a course of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in March. CIT is a first-responder model of police-based...

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