The federal government said it is immune from paying for property damage caused by the May 2010 Nashville flood, court records show.
The government is asking a federal judge in Nashville to dismiss two lawsuits seeking more than $350 million, claiming immunity under an 84-year-old federal law. Federal officials also contend the court lacks jurisdiction in the case.
The suits were filed in March by Gaylord Entertainment Co. (now Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc.), Gibson Guitar, Nissan North America and several other companies or their insurers. They contend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Weather Service were negligent in their actions in the days leading up to the historic flood.