Gaylord to Sue Corps for Negligence in 2010 Flood

Gaylord Entertainment and Ashland City manufacturer A.O. Smith plan to file a lawsuit today against the federal government, alleging U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Weather Service negligence led to major damage to its luxury hotel during the Cumberland River flood two years ago. Gaylord wants $250 million for damages to its Gaylord Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ole Opry House, and A.O. Smith will seek $76 million because of damage to its water heater plant in Ashland City, said Nashville lawyer Bob Patterson, who is overseeing the legal action. The Tennessean has more