Allen Casey civil case delayed in Chattanooga court

Allen Casey civil case delayed in Chattanooga court

February 26th, 2014 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

A dilapidated former restaurant barge, purchased by Allen Casey, is docked at his property on the North Shore of the Tennessee River.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

A civil trial involving Chattanooga businessman Allen Casey, who is facing a lawsuit from investors related to downtown riverfront property, was delayed today.

Casey didn't show up for the case in Hamilton County Chancery Court and attorneys met with Chancellor W. Frank Brown in his chambers for about 20 minutes.

Gary Patrick, an attorney for the investors, said after the meeting that the issues in the case are expected to be heard at a later date.

On Monday, a Casey company, River City Resort, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At a hearing Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chattanooga, Patrick accused Casey of taking up to $7 million from deals involving the riverfront property for which there is no accounting.

Casey, in court papers, has denied wrongdoing.

The property sits across the Tennessee River from the Tennessee Aquarium. A controversial barge is moored to the site.

See more in Thursday's Times Free Press.