Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Attorneys ask to dismiss laptops suit

Davidson County By MICHAEL CASS (Tennessean) A class-action lawsuit over the theft of computers containing Nashville voters' Social Security numbers should be dismissed now that the two laptops have been recovered and "the personal information does not appear to have been compromised," attorneys for the plaintiffs said Monday. Attorneys John Ray Clemmons and Gary Blackburn filed suit against Metro government, security com-pany Wackenhut Corp. and subcontractor Specialized Se-curity Consultants Inc. on Jan. 4, less than two weeks after the computers were stolen from the Davidson County Election Commission's offices. Police found the machines at a house in Goodlettsville Jan. 17, and tests showed the Social Security numbers had not been viewed or copied. Blackburn and Clemmons said they filed for "voluntary dismissal without prejudice" of the suit in Davidson County Circuit Court.

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