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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Scottsboro Mayor - The Saga Continues - Lawsuit Filed, Surveillance, Sexual Harassment UPDATE - Jan 25, 2016 Mayor files for Dismissal

Scottsboro Mayor Melton Potter (photo by G. Morgan)

A google search has revealed this story has nationwide news coverage.

Previous articles on this blog regarding this issue http://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/Surveillance
My coverage of these events began on November 3, 2015. 
There is also a pending complaint filed with the State of Alabama Attorney General because of the failure to produce for examination public records and the probable tampering of public records related to this case.

Scottsboro Employee Chad Green, Plaintiff files lawsuit against Scottsboro Mayor Melton Potter, Defendant. The Lawsuit alleges - Count One Invasion of Privacy; Count Two Tort of Outrage; Count Three Defamation; Count Four Intentional Interference with a Contractor or Business Relation

In The Circuit Court of Jackson County Alabama - Chad Green  vs Melton Potter 
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(Click on image for an expanded view.)

 SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - "A lawsuit against Scottsboro's mayor reveals new information on the use of city funds for a private investigator. The lawsuit by a city employee claims the mayor used the money for personal reasons. The mayor is denying the allegations stated in the suit, but city employee Chad Green claims he's the victim of a vendetta that began after another city employee declined to have an affair with the mayor." http://www.waff.com/story/30814843/scottsboro-mayor-accused-of-hiring-private-investigator-for-personal-reasons

(photo by G. Morgan)

The mayor says: "As Mayor of the City of Scottsboro, I generally refrain from commenting on personnel-related matters. However, the scandalously false allegations made against me yesterday in a suit brought by city employee Chad Green, require a response. Mr. Green’s claims for damages are premised on alleged facts that are demonstrably false. Each claim of his complaint is totally without merit, and has been clearly made for the explicit purpose of damaging my reputation and embarrassing me politically. I will vigorously defend myself against these false allegations and I am confident that they will be dismissed in a court of law"  

Scottsboro's Daily Sentinel article by Danielle Wallingsford Kirkland "City Attorney Steve Kennamer states 'The City is not a party to this suit.""  http://thedailysentinel.com/feature_story/article_47904ae8-a900-11e5-8e41-e74501406843.html

OPINION - Based on my observations and interviews, the Scottsboro Mayor's biggest problem is himself. He has facilitated a hostile work environment and sexual discrimination in the work place. Personally, I do not believe a word this alleged political "leader" says about this situation and legal action. Thank goodness election time is right around the corner, hopefully the citizens will be done with his nonsense sooner than later.

Earlier Press Release from Potter as reported on WAFF 

UPDATE -  Mayor Files Motion to Dismiss

Woody Sanderson, Esq. filed a Motion to Dismiss last Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Mr. Sanderson is an Attorney with Lanier and Ford of Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Sanderson has appeared before the Scottsboro City Council previously working with the City of Scottsboro updating its Employee/Personnel Handbook. 
Scottsboro's Daily Sentinel article by Danielle Wallingsford Kirkland "City Attorney Steve Kennamer states 'The City is not a party to this suit.""  http://thedailysentinel.com/feature_story/article_47904ae8-a900-11e5-8e41-e74501406843.html

The Motion to Dismiss is listed below (click on image for an expanded view).

Who is paying for Melton Potter's Attorney?

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