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Commercial Litigation and Appellate Groups Victory

Butler Snow Attorneys Randall D. Noel, Elizabeth E. Chance and John C. Henegan obtained a favorable decision from the Tennessee Court of Appeals on behalf of Memphis Light Gas and Water Division, the City of Memphis’ electric and gas utility. The Court allowed the utility’s condemnation of an easement for electric transmission lines, reversing the trial court’s ruling in favor of the landowners and vacating the award of attorneys’ fees. At issue were important issues of eminent domain law and the utility’s condemnation authority. The landowners applied to the Tennessee Supreme Court for permission to appeal, which was denied by the Supreme Court, upholding the victory for Memphis Light Gas and Water.