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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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Tipton inducted as Fellow of Knoxville Bar Foundation

Posted on May 15, 2017

Hanson R.Tipton was inducted as a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation on May 11, 2017.  Each year, the Foundation inducts a new Fellows class which is less than one percent of the active bar association.  According to the Foundation, ...

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Dan R. Pilkington Awarded Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Posted on April 25, 2017

Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C. is pleased to announce Dan R. Pilkington has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as the firm’s newest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney.  Martindale-Hubbell is recognized as...

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