"I decided to dismiss the suit relating to the attorneys today because it was clear that it was going to be a distraction to the main lawsuit, and I cannot devote the very limited resources I have to prosecute the litigation," Stokes said in a statement he issued after a brief phone conversation. "While the personal and financial burden of defending the suit brought by EDC is devastating, I am hopeful that a public trial will allow for the full disclosure of all the facts and persons involved surrounding the 38 Studios transaction."
Stokes and his former deputy director at the EDC,
The lawsuit further claims the lawyers failed to warn Stokes and Saul that their actions could later be considered negligent.
Saul's lawsuit remains active.
The lawyers and firms named as defendants in that suit are
Stokes and his attorney,
Stokes now works for the
Reached by phone Friday afternoon, he said, "I've dedicated my entire life to public service, and things that have been said about me, you know, are untruthful, have been politically motivated. All that I hope for is eventually the truth comes out, the entire truth, so that the taxpayers can understand exactly what happened."
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