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Widow of Mosheim man killed during high-speed chase seeks millions in lawsuits

January 6th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Wrongful-death and civil-rights-violation lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages have been filed against the Greene County Sheriff's Department and  Greeneville Police Department in connection with a December 2007 police chase that resulted in a death.

According to the a report in the Greeneville Sun, the four  lawsuits seek $5 million each in compensatory damages and $1 million each in punitive damages. Two suits were filed against Greeneville and two against Greene County.

The lawsuits were filed for  Vonda Robinette, surviving spouse of  John F. Robinette, of Mosheim, in U.S. District Court and Greene County Circuit Court in connection with a Dec. 23, 2007, high-speed pursuit along Baileyton Road.

The suits allege the chase ended in a fatal collision between a sport utility vehicle being pursued by a sheriff's deputy and a vehicle driven by John F. Robinette, who was 65 at the time of his death.


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