Government wants Gaylord's flood lawsuit dismissed
By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney for Gaylord Entertainment Company argued in federal court
the Army Corps of Engineers was negligent in its response to massive
flooding in 2010 along the Cumberland River.
Gaylord sued the agency over $250 million in damage
to its hotel and convention center and the Grand Ole Opry. Attorney
Robert Patterson argued in court Wednesday that agency officials failed
to lower the water level behind the Old Hickory Dam and then after more
than 13 inches of rain fell over two days, they released water from the
dam that caused flooding on their property.
Department of Justice attorneys asked the judge to
dismiss the lawsuits filed by Gaylord and other businesses because they
argued that federal law prevents the government from being held liable
for damage caused by flooding.
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