UPDATE: Judge to review alcohol lawsuit Monday afternoon
POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 3:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:34pm
SMITH COUNTY — UPDATE (4:09pm): Authorities with Smith County Judcial District Court 7 tell KETK that there is not yet any formal hearing set.
Judge Andrew Cupper has been assigned to the case, and authorities are expecting him in the courtroom anywhere from 4:30pm to 5:00pm to review the case.
Judge Cupper will decide at that time whether the case will move forward.
KETK will provide any further updates as they come in.
UPDATE (3:50pm): The hearing on the alcohol lawsuit that was filed Monday morning in Smith County will take place at 4:30pm in the 7th Judicial District Court, according to Mike Daniels, one of the people who initiated the lawsuit.
KETK will have a crew at the courthouse, and will provide updates as they are available.
ORIGINAL REPORT: A lawsuit was filed Monday morning in a Smith County Courtroom against the City of Tyler and Smith County over the authenticity of the alcohol petitions.
Those who filed the lawsuit claim that not all of the signatures on the City of Tyler and Smith County JP Precinct 2 are valid.
According the lawsuit documents, they claim that more than 5,000 signatures on the petitions are invalid.
They also claim that the Freedom of Information act was violated.
KETK will be updating this story throughout the morning.
We have attached a copy of the lawsuit to this page.