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Troy Brown Suit against the County Settled

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:31 pm News Flash Archive

The lawsuit between Troy Brown and the Leflore County Supervisors was settled late this afternoon after Federal District Court Judge Debra Brown refused, for the second time in 24 hours, to reschedule the proceedings from next Monday's trial setting.

Brown had sued the county after it fired him from the Emergency Management director's position. Brown claimed the county retaliated for his public comments in the newspaper about his view that then-county administrator Sam Abraham exercised undue influence over the county's business. Abraham and the county denied the claim, alleging that Brown had failed to perform his duties to the Board of Supervisors' satisfaction.

More details about the lawsuit may be seen here: Court Refuses to Throw Out Troy Brown Lawsuit against Leflore County Supervisors

Brown, represented by Jim Waide of Tupelo, had asked the court to continue the case due to scheduling conflicts that both he and the lawyers representing the county had. Both sets of lawyers had conflicting trials scheduled during next week.

Judge Brown denied the request to continue the trial yesterday.

The attorneys again requested that the trial be moved to January 20 this morning, but this afternoon Judge Brown again denied their request.

Shortly after her second refusal to move the trial, the parties announced to the court that the case has been settled, and Judge Brown entered an order dismissing it.

It is not known at this hour any of the terms of settlement, nor whether they will ever be disclosed to the public.

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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