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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 20, 2019
Attorneys for Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk Richard Rooker and Metro Nashville are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Rooker deputy who said he sexually abused her for 12 years, The Nashville Post reports. Rooker’s attorney, Hal Hardin, argues in court filings that the plaintiff deleted her Facebook account after filing the suit despite a preservation request, depriving Rooker of “important relevant evidence.” He added that that the plaintiff did not exhaust administrative remedies, that the suit was not filed within the statute of limitations and that Rooker cannot be held personally liable under the federal and state civil rights statutes cited by the plaintiff. He also asks the court to delay discovery in the case until the court rules on the motions to dismiss.