- Posted May 7, 2014 by
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Lawsuit against Gordon's mayor heads to court Thurday May 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM EST Seven people in Gordon are asking a judge to remove Mary Ann Whipple Lue and order her to pay damages and court costs.
A 10 a.m. hearing is scheduled at Wilkinson County Superior Court in the suit against Mayor Mary Ann Whipple Lue.
According to a notice on the hearing, Judge Robert S. Reeves will hear arguments on Whipple Lue's motions to dismiss the lawsuit. Lawyers are scheduled to discuss the status of the case.
Whipple Lue took office in January. Since then, she's clashed with some council members and several city officials, who've filed discrimination complaints.
In March, a group of seven people asked a judge to remove her and order her to pay damages and court costs.The 116-page lawsuit against her was filed by a group that included two council members, Terry Eady and Freddie Densley.
--That she's held several illegal meetings with some city council members.
--That she illegally took the keys to personnel records from the city clerk and then some employees' personnel files went missing.
--And that she ordered the city clerk to approve a $10,000 check to pay for a city audit, even though council declined to fund the audit.
In her response, Whipple Lue said she's done nothing wrong and that townspeople have no legal reason to sue her.
Her lawyer also filed motions asking a judge to throw out the lawsuit and attached a memo explaining why.
No trial date has been set,
In March, a statewide group that provides insurance for the city of Gordon canceled the city's liability coverage due to "apparent dysfunction" among city officials.
Read Mary Ann Whipple Lue's response to the lawsuit and the legal memorandum.