|Published: 9:10 AM, 01/10/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
GREENEVILLE-U.S. District Judge Dennis H. Inman has
dismissed a lawsuit against Cocke County by residents of Valley View Estates.
Kathy and Lawton Woods, along with Jessica and Mark
Blask, filed the lawsuit against Cocke County, the Cocke County Legislative
Body, Cocke County Highway Commission, Road Supt. Kenneth Ford and developer
Ricky Bryant in July 2011, after the county refused to take Valley View's roads
into the county road system.
Inman had earlier ruled in summary judgment against the
plaintiffs' claims that the county impliedly accepted the roads and the
county's refusal to accept the roads amounted to a denial of substantive due
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