published Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Chattanooga loses lawsuit on the Passage


by Cliff Hightower
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    Kenisha Hutchinson cools her heels in the Passage on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The Passage, a permanent installation that marks the beginning of the Trail of Tears, serves as one of the largest public art projects dedicated to Cherokee history.
    Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A state appeals court has ruled Chattanooga will have to pay for renovation of the Passage.

The courts opinion was filed today. The court also ruled the city would have to pay court costs.

The city filed a lawsuit in 2009 against project overseer River City Co., designer Hargreaves Associates and contractor Continental Construction Co. to recoup the costs. The three entities filed countersuits.

A judge threw out the lawsuit early last year, saying the city filed the suit beyond the statute of limitations.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.

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