Hotelier Sues US Over $326M Flood, Damage To Grand Ole Opry

Law360, New York (April 30, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Gaylord Entertainment Co. and A.O. Smith Corp. sued the U.S. government Monday over a 2010 flood in Tennessee, claiming its negligence caused more than $326 million in economic and property damage, affecting buildings like country music landmark the Grand Ole Opry House.

In a lawsuit filed in Tennessee federal court, the hospitality company and water heating equipment maker accuse the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service of poor planning and coordination during a May 2010 storm that led to massive flooding in...
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