published Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Legislative candidate sues over Nashville flood

NASHVILLE — A state Senate candidate is suing the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service over damage to his home during the 2010 Nashville flood.

Phillip North filed his suit Monday claiming the two federal agencies were negligent. He seeks $360,000 for a $200,000 decline in property value plus damage to items not covered by flood insurance.

The Democratic nominee in the 20th District told The Tennessean it wasn’t great timing to have to sue in the middle of the campaign and he agonized over filing the lawsuit.

The corps has also been sued by Gaylord Entertainment Co. over the handling of the flood.

The agency successfully argued the government cannot be held liable in similar lawsuits from Hurricane Katrina.

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