Tiger Haven lawsuit is dismissed

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By Damon Lawrence

An agreed order of voluntary dismissal in the lawsuit involving Tiger Haven and nearby residents was filed in Loudon County Circuit Court on March 4.
No further details were mentioned.
Tiger Haven, which is located at 237 Harvey Road in East Roane County, houses several types of big cats, including tigers, lions, leopards and cougars.
Some neighbors filed a $10 million lawsuit against the facility in 2011 in Roane County Circuit Court, claiming the facility caused fear, personal discomfort, inconvenience and a diminution in property values.
Tiger Haven countersued for $2.5 million, alleging that the lawsuit was filed to harass, humiliate, inflict severe financial hardship and close the big-cat sanctuary.
The parties agreed to have the case moved to Loudon County Circuit Court last year.
The agreed order of voluntary dismissal was signed by Tiger Haven attorney S. Douglas Drinnon and the plaintiffs’ attorney Michael S. Pemberton.
“It is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that the above-captioned action of the plaintiffs and defendants’ counter-claims in the above-captioned action are hereby dismissed without prejudice, with the costs having been prepaid by plaintiff,” the order said.