Neighbors of country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill claim that their home is being damaged due to negligent action on behalf of the trust that owns the $12 million home.
Ernest and Jennifer Gendron sued the 1152 Crater Hill Trust in Davidson County Chancery Court on Thursday. The trust owns the home that belongs to the country stars, according to reports.
The Gendrons live downhill from the mansion and claim that damage caused by the May 2010 Nashville flood continues to have a negative effect on their home.
Downed trees and other forest material from McGraw and Hill’s property were heaped on to the Gendrons property after the flood, the lawsuit claims. The flood also damaged the natural drainage and now water slides into the Gendrons’ patio area, house foundation, basement and garage.
“The Plaintiffs have attempted in good-faith, to reach out and negotiate with Defendant to avoid a public and contentious legal action but the Defendant has either refused to agree to corrective action or has misled the Plaintiffs into believing action was imminent, only to take no action,” the suit reads.
Bill Ramsey, the attorney for 1152 Crater Hill Trust, said the lawsuit mostly centers around the land.
"When you have a flood, funny things happen with land so … some dirt slid and some trees fell … ," Ramsey said. "It's really whose land is at fault. It's really like a nuisance lawsuit against the land."