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County files response to Morrow suit

The Mathews Board of Supervisors has filed its response to county supervisor G.C. Morrow’s Oct. 17 complaint asking the court to restore him as board chairman. Morrow was ousted from his role as chairman during a special called meeting on Monday, Oct. 7.

The response, a demurrer filed by County Attorney Andrea Erard on Wednesday, Nov. 13, asks the court to dismiss the complaint with prejudice because Morrow has failed to “state a claim upon which relief can be granted.”

Erard explained in an email that this means that Morrow “has not met any of the minimum criteria necessary to make out a case in court.” She said that because of this assertion, “Morrow’s case cannot go forward and he is not entitled to any of the relief that he requests.”

Morrow has asked the court for a declaratory judgment, a temporary injunction, a permanent injunction and/or a writ of mandamus in order to regain his seat as chairman. Erard argues in her response th...

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