Joe Calvert, BPR 024259
Calvert & Associates
1137 GreeenLea Blvd, B29
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
Attorneys for Plaintiff
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
JAMES KENTON, ) Case No.: 3:21-cv-770
Plaintiff, ) Honorable Aleta Trauger
vs. ) DEFAMATION
WTVF Channel 5 and Jane Does one through )
ten inclusive being corporate or fictitious ) FALSE LIGHT INVASION OF PRIVACY
names or a parent company unknown to )
Plaintiff or an undisclosed division of Scripps ) TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH
Media Inc. ) BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Defendants. ) NEGLIGENT HIRING, SUPERVISION, OR
) RETENTION OF EMPLOYEE
) PRIMA FACIE TORT
) CIVIL CONSPIRACY
) GROSS FRAUD
) GROSS NEGLIGENCE
) INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF
) EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURY
FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
Comes now James Kenton, an individual by and through his counsel Joe Calvert, Calvert & Associates for his First Amended Complaint states the following as fact except for those items designated as upon information and belief alleges the following:
II. JURISDICTION AND VENUE
III. GENERAL FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
That Defendant designates they “updated” the published information on March 10, 2021 that by definition means there was publication of new content without any citation to authority, proof, or source reference.
“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - The owner of a Mt. Juliet roofing company who was arrested for fraud has now given up his state roofing license.
James Kenton, the owner of Tennessee Metal Roofing, is currently facing criminal charges for taking a customer's money but not doing the work.
Back in September, the state Contractors Board suspended his license during an emergency meeting after NewsChannel 5 Investigates exposed how Kenton had repeatedly lied on his license application.
The state was set to hold a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon to revoke the license, but Kenton agreed to surrender it ahead of time to avoid the hearing.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates talked with unhappy customers who complained about the company's work or lack of it.
The phone number for Tennessee Metal Roofing now appears to be disconnected.
Meanwhile, Kenton is set to go on trial in March on the criminal charges.
PREVIOUS STORIES ON TENNESSEE METAL ROOFING:
State suspends license of roofing company owner who's facing criminal charges in emergency meeting
Roofer accused of home improvement fraud has history of problems in other states
Did roofer facing fraud charges lie on his state license application? Regulators want to know.
Roofer accused of home improvement fraud has history of problems in other states" Exhibit K.
IV. CAUSES OF ACTION
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION: COUNT 1