Marshall campaign to seek ‘sanctions’ against King campaign for ‘ridiculous’ and ‘frivolous’ lawsuit
Attorney General Steve Marshall’s campaign will “seek expenses and attorneys’ fees for any and all efforts necessary to have the matter dismissed” unless Troy King’s legal team dismisses a lawsuit it filed against Marshall by a 2:00 pm hearing scheduled for today.
That’s according to a letter obtained by Yellowhammer News in which Marshall’s attorney, Ted Hosp, demands that King voluntarily dismiss a request for a temporary restraining order against Marshall’s use of campaign contributions which King claims are illegal.
The letter, addressed to King’s attorney Al Agricola, argues that the suit filed against Marshall lacks merit on the basis of an incorrect reading of Alabama’s Fair Campaign Practices Act, and suggests that it be dismissed under the Alabama Litigation Accountability Act.
King’s campaign could not be reached for comment about the letter.
“This action is ridiculous,” Marshall’s campaign said of King’s lawsuit in a statement to Yellowhammer News.
“Attorney General Steve Marshall’s campaign is preparing to seek sanctions against Troy King for frivolous litigation. Troy King was fired from the job of AG in 2010 by Alabama Republicans for legal incompetency like this.”
Read the full letter:
@jeremywbeaman is a contributing writer for Yellowhammer News