Lawsuit Regarding Gatlinburg Fires Put On Hold
A lawsuit over the National Park Service’s handling of the Gatlinburg wildfires in 2016 is on hold while a judge considers the argument from federal lawyers asking for that suit to be dismissed. An earlier request to toss out the case was rejected back in December. The court heard arguments in August to dismiss the case but Judge Ronnie Greer is still considering those arguments and has therefore put the case on hold while he does so. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of survivors, insurance companies and Michael Reed, whose wife and children were killed when those fires swept through the Gatlinburg area in late November of 2016 killing 14 and doing $2 billion in damages.