Judge dismisses $1 million lawsuit against county


A Hill County judge has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit against the county in which a local woman said the county attorney’s gross incompetence was the reason assault charges against her former boyfriend were dropped.

District Judge Daniel Boucher said in his dismissal order that the woman’s allegations “lack factual basis,” and that the county attorney is immune from civil liability in performing her duties, citing Harris v. St. Vincent Healthcare to support the latter.

In her objection brief, Martha Hernandez — the woman who was suing the county — said Special Assistant Attor...

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