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Dougherty County employee files notice of million dollar lawsuit

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Maurice King, Michael McCoy's Attorney (Source: WALB) Maurice King, Michael McCoy's Attorney (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

A Dougherty County employee has filed a notice that he plans to sue the County for one million dollars. 

An attorney for Assistant County Administrator Mike McCoy has filed an anti litem notice, which is a notice that a lawsuit is coming.

"The county can choose to respond when it wants to respond. As I understand the law if the county responds a year from now that just increases the amount of time Mr. McCoy will have to file a lawsuit," said Maurice King, McCoy's Attorney.

It states McCoy is suing on several claims, including failure to provide a work place free of harassment and retaliation, battery, defamation, and violation of freedom of speech.

McCoy claims Commissioner John Hayes threatened him physically and threatened his job.  

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