Judge Ends Lawsuit by TN Man Removed From Meeting for Griping About Tax Hike

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog

NASHVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit a Fentress County man filed against the county officials who forcibly removed him from a commission meeting after he began complaining about higher property taxes.

Officials representing Circuit Court Judge John McAfee of Tazewell wouldn’t comment on the matter, but David Beaty, who filed the lawsuit, and County Executive Frank Smith, both confirmed the outcome.

McAfee dismissed the suit late last month.

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