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Published June 13, 2018
Commissioner’s press release
June 7, 2018
CAMDEN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WIN SUIT BROUGHT BY CAMDEN COUNTY CLERK
Camden County Clerk, Roland Todd, sued Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty and Commissioners Beverly Thomas and Don Williams seeking actual and punitive damages for claims of first amendment retaliation and defamation. The controversy arose in 2015 when the Commission made the Human Resources a separate department from the Clerk’s Office.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has now entered a summary judgment in favor of Commissioners Hasty, Thomas and Williams on all claims and allegations brought by Todd. The trial was scheduled to begin on August 6 in Jefferson City.
“A summary judgment means the court made a finding that there was no genuine issue of material fact and as a matter of law the defendants Hasty, Thomas and Williams were entitled to a judgment in their favor. In other words, there was nothing for a jury to decide and therefore, no need for a trial,” Chet Pleban, one of the attorneys representing the Commissioners, said.
“We were always optimistic that we would prevail and are very pleased with the court’s ruling,” Presiding Commissioner Hasty said.
“All I can say is that I’m happy to put this matter behind us and eliminate distractions involving litigation,” Commissioner Thomas said.
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