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By Mike Johnson on 2021-05-22 10:30:00 has received several questions of late asking about the status of the lawsuit WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler filed back in 2019 against Hardeman County, TN over the death of his son Brian "Christopher" Lawler in 2018 while incarcerated following a DUI arrest.

Based on research, the lawsuit is still making its way towards a jury trial, which is currently slated for 5/23/2022.

In recent months, Lawler's attorneys have been taking the depositions of a number of the defendants and witnesses, including Sheriff John Doolen, who Lawler stated in the lawsuit had promised him that Brian would receive help for his addiction issues while incarcerated.  Instead, Lawler alleged Brian was never provided with any sort of treatment while incarcerated.  Jerry Lawler stated in the lawsuit that he felt betrayed by Doolen over that broken promise.

Jerry Lawler is seeking $3 million in damages, plus additional compensatory damages if the court sees fit to award them.  Lawler is also seeking a court order forcing Hardeman County to force immediate changes to prevent any additional suicides of prisoners in Hardeman County custody, noting, "the order should require "Hardeman County to correct their unconstitutional deficiencies so that no other family has to go through what this family has had to endure over the past year."

So, the case is still active.

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