Corker's Attorneys in Easement Dispute Ask To Withdraw

Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP) -- Attorneys for Republican US Senate nominee Bob Corker are asking to withdraw from an environmental lawsuit that already has the former Chattanooga mayor trying to delay giving a deposition until after the November seventh election.

Roger Dickson of Chattanooga represents Corker and other defendants in the dispute over a conservation easement. He has requested permission from the court to withdraw from the case, citing a possible conflict of interest.

Dickson's motion filed last week says the Miller and Martin Law Firm representing Corker and other defendants might be hampered by responsibilities to other clients.

A hearing on the request is set for Monday before Chancellor Howell Peoples.

Dickson could not be reached for comment today.

Corker is matched against Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Junior of Memphis in the race for the Senate seat that Majority Leader Bill Frist is leaving.

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