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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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Hanson R. Tipton Sworn In as President of Knoxville Bar Association

Posted on December 13, 2019

Hanson R. Tipton was sworn in as President of the Knoxville Bar Association at the Knoxville Bar Association Annual Meeting and Elections on December 13, 2019. The KBA serves nearly 2,000 members with an eighteen-member Board of Governors. All KB...

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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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