|Published: 9:37 AM, 04/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A federal lawsuit against Monroe County
Sheriff Bill Bivens in U.S. District court in Knoxville has been
given a trial date.
The case of Gary Church and Appalachian
Youth Missions versus Bivens did have a trial date of April 9, but
both parties agreed to move it to July 9 after a demand a jury hear
the case was dropped.
Church and Appalachian Youth Missions
are asking for $100,000 from Bivens in his capacity as sheriff,
claiming this is the amount they need to make up for the loss of a
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District
Court in Knoxville, says that on May 10, 2010, the Tennessee Supreme
Court issued a writ of execution to recover court costs in the amount
of $469.50 against George Raudenbush III. On June 8 of that same
year, the sheriff's office seized a 45-foot workshop/trailer the
plaintiffs claim belongs to them, not Raudenbush. Church said the
trailer is used in mission projects by the church.
See full story in the Sunday, March 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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