New judge to be appointed in lawsuit seeking ouster of two Knox Commissioners

By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt
By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Knox County Chancellor has recused himself from hearing a lawsuit filed by citizens to remove Knox County Commissioners Scott Moore and Paul Pinkston.

Chancellor Daryl Fansler says the Tennessee Supreme Court will assign an out-of-town judge to hear the case.

All other motions scheduled for today will be set aside and handled later by the appointed judge.

Attorney Herb Moncier represents the citizens who filed the suit. The suit claims Moore and Pinkston should be removed from office because of the leadership roles they played when the entire commission violated the state's Sunshine Laws in making appointments in January 2007.

Attorney Arthur Seymour represents Moore and Pinkston.

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