Yet, Another Lawsuit

Once again, Lenoir City officials find themselves on the receiving end of a $$$ lawsuit. Tomorrow, 8/27/09, the city will be in court to answer charges that they overstepped their authority.  This lawsuit is for tearing down the old A Street apartments.

To his credit, city attorney Shannon Littleton, warned the mayor and council back in 2006 that if they followed through on plans to tear down the apartments they would probably land in court. Well he was right.

Landmark America, the holder of the mortgage on the property, is suing the city to recoup it's loss on the buildings that were torn down by the city. The case is set to be heard in Chancery Court.

In the last year the city has already shelled out nearly $165,000.00 settling two other lawsuits.