Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Sunday, May 26, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Clinic Doctors Say HOA Defamed Them

KNOXVILLE (CN) - A medical clinic and four doctors demand $15 million from a homeowners association and an E.W. Scripps newspaper, which allegedly defamed them by accusing the clinic of "overprescribing narcotics" and of being a problem in the "Narcotic Trade."

Bearden Healthcare Associates sued the Westwood Homeowners Association, its newsletter Westwood News, numerous officers, and E.W. Scripps Co. and its weekly, Metro Pulse.

Bearden runs a chronic pain management clinic. The defendants allegedly accused it of creating a "drug zone" because many of its prescriptions are filled at a nearby pharmacy.

The clinic alleges defamation and interference with business. It is represented in Knox County Court by Robert McReynolds III.

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...