Tenn. city on verge of lawsuit settlement

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A western Tennessee city is on the verge of settling a lawsuit that's been going on for more than a decade.

Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist says the city council will vote Tuesday about whether to agree to a deal that would close out allegations that the city's streets and curb ramps weren't up to code with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Plaintiff's attorney Todd Faulkner says if the city council approves the settlement, then a time line will be set for when Jackson must be completely up to code.

The lawsuit came after a class-action suit was filed against the cities of Jackson, Bartlett and Dyersburg alleging the cities' streets and curb ramps

The class-action lawsuit then turned into a case against the city of Jackson.


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