HENRY HOLT, SR., ET AL. v. CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, TENNESSEE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 16, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Blair Durham and Michael B. Schwegler, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Gavin Holt, Destany Holt, Devin Gooding, Deanna Gooding, Henry Holt, Sr., Henry Holt, Jr., Monica M. Gooding, Jeffrey Gooding, and Windy Wallace.

Attorneys 2:

Kristin Ellis Berexa and Laura Adams Hight, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Police Department.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a deceased family member, sued the City of Fayetteville and others for wrongful death and personal injuries resulting from an automobile accident involving a stolen police car. Plaintiffs alleged a police officer negligently failed to secure a suspect after placing her in the police car. The suspect then stole the police car, drove away at a high rate of speed, and collided with the plaintiffs? vehicle. The City moved to dismiss on the grounds that it was immune from suit based upon the public interest doctrine, and the trial court granted the motion. We affirm the dismissal.

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