Motion to quash latest subpoenas filed in Hicks lawsuit

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Sep 08, 2010 - 03:28 PM

Attorneys for four of the 12 individuals subpoenaed in million dollar lawsuits against Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert D. "Bob" Hicks, have filed a motion to quash the latest attempts by plaintiffs’ lawyers to produce images of their computer hard drives.

Former Gloucester Board of Supervisors member Teresa Altemus and current board members Bobby Crewe, Michelle Ressler and Gregory Woodard are each suing Hicks for $1,000,000 claiming he made "defamatory statements" and $350,000 each for "punitive damages." The suit was filed in November 2009 in Richmond Circuit Court.

Matthew Smith, attorney with Williamsburg’s Kaufman & Canoles, representing Louise Theberge, Arnold Nye, John Adams and Patricia Cowan, wrote that his clients have satisfied their obligations to respond to the initial subpoenas. He is referring to subpoenas filed earlier this spring seeking any documents created from Jan. 1, 2007 through the present, referencing or related in any way to Hicks and others.