TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 13, 2017

A hearing yesterday in Shelby County Circuit Court provided the first look at a lawsuit filed by 10 plaintiffs who say they were held at the Shelby County Jail for an “extended and unlawful” amount of time because of the county’s “abject failure” to plan for a major computer system transition. Lawyers for the plaintiffs told the court they want the county to guarantee that evidence connected to the case will not be deleted since it is on the computers that caused so many problems. A spokesperson for the county says employees are continuing to work with ongoing issues and problems are getting fixed. In related news, a third lawsuit with similar claims was filed Monday in federal court. That brings the total to two pending cases in federal court and three in total against the county. Local Memphis has more.