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Attorneys in a lawsuit by a towing company against the village of Glouster continue to fight ferociously in Athens County Common Pleas Court, in a case in which a jury’s award of more than $1 million in damages was knocked down by a judge to one-eighth the original amount.
Attorney Robert C. Paxton, who represents JD’s Towing, has asked Judge Michael Ward to throw out two motions by defense attorney Randall Lambert, who represents three village officials. Lambert has asked Ward to either grant his clients complete new trials on all issues, or to dismiss the cases against all three defendants.
After a trial in late 2010, a jury in Athens County Common Pleas Court awarded more than $1.04 million in damages to JD’s and its owners, David Dolan, Jr., and his wife Jennifer Dolan. The damages were shared unequally among three village officials: former Mayor David Angle, current Mayor Robert Funk and Police Chief Roger Taylor.
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