TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 31, 2019
In a motion filed this week in U.S. District Court, lawyers for Michael Reed, a man who lost his family during the 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires, accused the Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers of "reckless neglect” and said they “failed to comply with one mandated policy after another.” Knoxnews reports that lawyers working on behalf of the park want the lawsuit thrown out, saying fire crews need the freedom to act without fear of being sued or second-guessed later.