TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 6, 2018
A Nashville strip club is suing the city government in federal court over a denied valet parking permit, claiming the denial was part of a “civil conspiracy” to hurt the business, Patch Nashville reports. The lawsuit claims that a Metro councilman and neighboring businesses conspired to deny the permit and thereby violate their First Amendment free speech rights and equal protection and due process granted by the Fourteenth Amendment. Councilman Freddie O’Connell said that a valet service would cause public safety concerns and traffic issues due to the location of the club, but club owners cited Metro Public Works employees who testified that the valet request met all the technical requirements under Metro Code.