Rutherford Co. aims to settle Candy Crush lawsuit

Posted at 11:12 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 00:12:08-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A joint motion has been filed in an Operation Candy Crush lawsuit to extend a stay of discovery in hopes of coming to a settlement.

Back in 2018, Rutherford County authorities busted several stores for allegedly selling illegal marijuana products.

Turns out, the products being sold were legal. And according to court records, law enforcement officials ignored warnings from deputies that the products in question were legal.

Even though the charges were dropped, the businesses struggled to survive and they sued the county. On Sept. 4, a judge agreed to extend a deadline at the request of lawyers representing both sides of the lawsuit to negotiate a settlement with 17 store owners by Nov. 9.

Attorneys argued in the court filing that it would be more efficient and less costly to resolve the case through mediation.

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