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RONALD D. GRAHAM, ET. AL. V. BRADLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Michael E. Jenne, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellants, Ronald D. Graham and Winifred Marie Graham.

Thomas E. LeQuire, Cleveland, Tennessee, and Courtney E. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Bradley County, Tennessee.

Judge: MCCLARTY

This is a negligence case in which the Grahams were severely injured when the top portion of a tree collapsed, hitting their car while they were driving in Cleveland, Tennessee. Plaintiffs filed suit against the County, alleging that the County’s failure to maintain and inspect its roadways caused the accident. The County alleged that it could not be held liable pursuant to the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act, codified at Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-10-101, et. seq. Following a trial, the trial court dismissed the complaint. The Grahams appeal. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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