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Morgan slip-fall lawsuit settled

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Settlement details not fully revealed in case invoving assessor

By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan settled his slip-and-fall lawsuit.
He sued the Villages of Center Farm L.P., claiming it was responsible for an ankle injury he suffered in 2006. 
The case was set for trial in Roane County Circuit Court on Jan. 24, but it settled on Jan. 23.
Terms were not disclosed, but Morgan owes $7 in court costs.
In the lawsuit, Morgan alleged that he fell from a curb when he was taking out his trash because a street light wasn’t working.
He claimed that caused “severe and permanently disabling injuries to his left ankle.”
Morgan also blamed the alleged injury for his firing from Exedy America Corp.
However, in a deposition he stated the reason he got fired was for receiving sexually explicit emails.