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Class Action lawsuit planned over 2010 floods

Hank Bonecutter
Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – There will be a class-action lawsuit filed against the Army Corps of Engineers for their handling of the 2010 floods filed on behalf of several Clarksville businesses.  Clarksville Online has learned that a meeting is scheduled for Friday with the Nashville law firm, Bass Berry and Sims to discuss the arrangements.  There’s been no confirmation that the City of Clarksville will join the suit, since it’s fairgrounds park property was flooded, causing delays in the marina project that was underway at the time.

The 2010 flood caused damages in the millions of dollars to business and property owners along the Cumberland River, when the banks of the river rose over sixty feet above flood stage.

A view of the flooding on Riverside Drive on May 3rd, 2010.
A view of the flooding on Riverside Drive on May 3rd, 2010.

Controversy on the Corps handling of the river became evident during the rains that had plagued Middle Tennessee.  Flood waters covered Riverside Drive, destroying many businesses and causing some businesses to close, or temporarily move from their location to stay in business.

The firm of Bass Berry and Sims is a high profile law firm who counts former U.S District Judge Robert Echols as a member of the firm.  The meeting Friday will be to discuss strategy and to include all parties who want to be a part of the suit.  It’s expected to determine how the parties are to be paid, should the lawsuit be successful.  A similar lawsuit against the Corps of Engineers is making its way through the court system now, and is reportedly going to land in favor of the flood victims.

We will update you on this story after this Friday’s meeting.

2010 Clarksville Tennesse Flood

A view of the flooding of Clarksville in 2010 from the Cunningham Bridge. You can see the Riverside drive area as well as the Clarksville Marina project.

Hank Bonecutter
Hank Bonecutterhttp://www.clarksvillesmotorcycle.com/
Hank Bonecutter is a retired broadcaster and media consultant based in Clarksville, Tennessee. His career includes stints at WKDA/WKDF and WKQB Rock 106FM, WLAC-AM in Nashville. He concluded his career as owner/talk show host at WJZM-AM in Clarksville. Currently the President of Bonehead Promotions, he's an advertising consultant and media strategist. An avid motorcyclist, Hank blogs about his travels exclusively at www.clarksvillemotorcycle.com and www.clarksvilleonline.com You can follow Hank on on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dodgintheroadkill/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/?lang=en, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dodgetheroadkill/?hl=en  
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