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Press & Results

The following is the latest news and case results for Nashville’s experienced personal injury attorneys, Parker & Crofford.


May 10, 2019 – MNPS failed to protect students despite knowing of sex videos, judge says advancing lawsuit. A multi-million dollar lawsuit against Metro schools will go forward after a federal judge ruled there was “ample evidence” to show officials knew there was a sexual harassment problem in Nashville’s public schools but failed to protect students.

The lawsuit involves four girls who claim they were pressured into sexual encounters at their high schools that were videoed without their knowledge, in a practice teens call “exposing.”

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May 07, 2019 – Multi-million dollar lawsuit against MNPS to move forward. A federal judge has ruled to allow a lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools to move forward. It alleges widespread sexual harassment of students in Metro schools being ignored by teachers and administrators.

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Feb 19, 2019 – Springfield city employee sues for racial discrimination. Attorney Stephen Crofford and Mary Parker talk with NewsChannel 5 about a city of Springfield employee suing the municipality for damages after he claims he was racially harassed on multiple occasions.

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Aug 7, 2018 – Three female employees have filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the owners of an IHOP restaurant on allegations of sexual misconduct. The women say they alerted management, but nothing was done. The lawsuit filed in federal court, raises more broad questions about the treatment of especially female employees in the restaurant industry.

“It never ceases to dumbfound me what these corporations will let happen and how they let abuse go on and on before taking any action,” said attorney Mary Parker. “Unfortunately, when that happens we have to get involved,” said attorney Stephen Crofford.

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Lawsuit: Metro Schools allowed bullying after sexual assault of teen – One parent has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools saying her 15-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by classmates and it was recorded on video.

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3 Nashville-area schools ‘deliberately indifferent’ to sexual assault reports – In March, a 15-year-old girl was pulled into a boys’ bathroom at Hunters Lane High School and sexually assaulted by a male student, according to a lawsuit filed against Metro public schools.

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Metro Nashville lawyer asks about abortion, menstrual cycle in child sex assault suit – Lawyers for Nashville schools want to ask a 16-year-old girl who says she was the victim of sexual violence about her own sexual history. They’ve already asked her mother questions about the girl’s menstrual cycle, use of birth control — and whether the mother ever had an abortion.

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Nashville schools reported more than 600 cases of alleged abuse to investigators this year – Nashville educators reported 611 cases of known or suspected child abuse during the current school year, after district officials updated the reporting policy in response to a Tennessean investigation. That’s more than three reports every school day in Nashville, which serves approximately 86,000

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March 20, 2018 – POLL: 77 percent of 2018 voters support legal medical marijuana. Medical cannabis is set to face a vote Wednesday in full committee on Capitol Hill. The bill would allow an oil form of cannabis for medical purposes. The vote comes as a new poll suggests House and Senate candidates should embrace legalizing medical marijuana.

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Feb 1, 2018 – News 2 hosted a Town Hall meeting on Thursday as we explored the history, effects, and growing debate over medical marijuana.

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Nov 7, 2017 – Claims of ongoing sexual encounters and Title IX violations at Maplewood High School have led to a $3 million federal lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools. Attorneys Stephen Crofford and Mary Parker said school administrators did nothing to protect a 14-year-old girl who was listed as Tammy Doe #2 in the lawsuit.

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Aug 21, 2017 – Claims of sex in schools and child pornography on social media led to a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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Aug 01, 2017  – Attorney Stephen Crofford represents A mother is fighting for her daughter’s rights after she says a student pulled her child into a classroom and touched her while someone else recorded it and posted it online.

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Truck accidents

  • Fry v. R & L Carriers, Inc.
    Circuit Ct. of Davidson County, TN
    Death from commercial truck running red light and hitting motorcycle in intersection
    Confidential settlement
  • McAbee v. Overhead Door Corp.
    U.S. District Court – Middle District of TN, Nashville
    Back injury from commercial truck equipment failure
    Verdict: $1,550,000
  • Doug Metcalfe v. Ryder Truck Rentals, et al.
    U.S. District Court – Middle District of TN, Nashville
    Death from commercial truck crossing median and hitting vehicle in oncoming lane
    Confidential settlement
  • Powell v. Continental Express
    U.S. District Court – Middle District of TN, Nashville
    Death from commercial truck exiting interstate at high rate of speed and hitting vehicle in intersection
    Confidential settlement

Racial discrimination

  • Bobby Bailey and Robert P. Smith v. USF Holland
    U.S. District Court—Middle District of TN, Nashville
    Two black workers repeatedly called “boy” over their objections
    Verdict: $700,000 plus attorneys’ fees

Sexual harassment

  • Layne, et al. v. E. Gene Snead d/b/a Emergency Chiropractic
    Circuit Court, Davidson County, TN
    Four women sexually harassed by chiropractor employer
    Verdict: $900,000 plus attorneys’ fees
  • Grissom and Markum v. Stones River Hospital, LLC
    Circuit Court for Cannon County
    # 379
    Two female employees sexually harassed by doctor
    Verdict: $352,000 plus attorneys’ fees
  • Scovel v. Banc of America Investment Services, Inc.
    U.S. District Court
    # 3:03-0600
    Female sexually harassed at work
    Verdict: $300,000 plus attorneys’ fees

Medical malpractice

  • Carnahan v. Home Health Company
    $2.4 million awarded for infection to arm

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