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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Federal suit by former PuCo coroner Garland Camper dismissed

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

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A judge has dismissed the federal discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed last year by former Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper. The lawsuit had listed both county attorney Karla Burnett and County Judge Buddy Villines as plaintiffs defendants.

Camper resigned in April 2011, and filed his lawsuit the following February. You can read Camper's original lawsuit here.

The County's initial response to Camper's lawsuit, filed the following month, laid bare many sordid details about Camper's termination, including that Camper had once admitted to having sex with a former employee in the country morgue.

Burnett referred questions about the case to David Fuqua, the attorney who handled the case for the county. Fuqua said that he heard about the judge's order through the court's electronic system just before lunch today. "The court dismissed the federal claims and declined to exercise jurisdiction over the remaining state law claims," Fuqua said. "The court doesn't have to decide state law claims if it dismisses all the federal claims... He can't refile any claim that's been dismissed in the case, so in theory he can refile his state law claims."

Fuqua said that he could file a motion with the court to seek an order compelling Camper to pay the County's legal fees, but said he doesn't anticipate filing that motion.

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