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By Mike Johnson on 2022-09-04 14:00:00

A new trial date of 11/7 has been set in 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.  The trial was originally slated for 10/31.

As previously reported, 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."

In recent months, Lawler's attorneys had been taking depositions from a number of the defendants and witnesses, including Sheriff John Doolen, who Lawler states 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.

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