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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 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 ...

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Emily Taylor is guest speaker at Tort and Insurance Forum

Posted on April 20, 2017

On March 31, 2017, Emily Taylor presented a session concerning the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act at the Tennessee Bar Association Tort and Insurance Forum 2017.  The Forum was held at the Bar Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  ...

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