Defendant moves to dismiss Tarter suit

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By Charlie VanLeuven

Joshua Tarter has filed a motion to dismiss a federal racketeering lawsuit against him, saying that three out of the six part-owners of the Tarter Companies lack standing to sue him.

In an Oct. 20 motion to dismiss the suit, filed in Lexington U.S. District Court, Joshua Tarter states that the lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Anna Lou Tarter Smith, Luann Tarter Coffey, and Doug Tarter should be dismissed for several reasons. The plaintiffs and defendants, including two siblings (not named in the suit), own Tarter Companies, which is the largest private employer in Casey County.

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