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Some of our previous coverage of the recount for the Johnson County Auditor and Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney races from the 2006 General Election:

The Johnson County recount case is finally over

Coughing up a giant hairball: the Western Court of Appeals rules on the Johnson County recount case

It appears that the law firm of Lathrop & Gage filed a lawsuit on December 15, 2008 in circuit court against Teresa Collins (a republican who was Johnson County Auditor for a few months in 2007 until the recount reinstated Democrat Kay Dolan Reynolds) and Lynn Stoppy (r), the current Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney. The case was dismissed without prejudice by 17th Judicial Circuit Judge Jaqueline Cook on January 16, 2009:

08JO-CV02002 – LATHROP & GAGE LC V TERESA COLLINS ET AL

Date Filed: 12/15/2008

Location: Johnson Case Type: CC Suit on Account

Disposition: Dismiss by Ct w/o Prejudice Date of Disposition: 01/16/2009

Judge At Disposition: COOK, JACQUELINE A

08JO-CV02002 – LATHROP & GAGE LC V TERESA COLLINS ET AL

12/15/2008 Docket Entry: Pet Filed in Circuit Ct

Docket Entry: Motion Special Process Server

12/18/2008 Docket Entry: Judge Assigned

12/29/2008 Docket Entry: Order – Special Process Server

Docket Entry: Summons Issued-Circuit

Text: Document ID: 08-SMCC-1657, for COLLINS, TERESA; Document ID: 08-SMCC-1658, for STOPPY-BRACKIN, LYNN; ISSUED AND DIRECTED TO EMPIRE PROCESS SERVICE & INVESTIGATION.

12/31/2008 Docket Entry: Answer Filed

Text: ANSWER OF DEFENDANT LYNN STOPPY-BRACKIN, filed.

Filing Party: RAHM , J KIRK

01/02/2009   Docket Entry:   Notice to Take Deposition

Text: (5) NOTICES TO TAKE VIDEO DEPOSITION FILED. DEPOSITIONS OF STEVEN MCCARTEN, THOR HEARNE, AMY BLUNT, GENE PAUL BRADSHAW, DAVE ZEILER, filed.


Filing Party: RAHM , J KIRK

Docket Entry: Answer Filed

Text: ANSWER OF DEFENDANT TERESA COLLINS, filed.

Filing Party: RAHM , J KIRK

01/14/2009 Docket Entry: Motion to Dismiss

Filing Party: JONES , ANDREW TODD

01/16/2009 Docket Entry: Judge/Clerk – Note

Text: COURT TAKES UP AND GRANTS MOTION TO DISMISS WITHOUT PREJUDICE. COSTS TAXED TO PLAINTIFF. SJAC

Docket Entry: Dismiss by Ct w/o Prejudice

[emphasis added]

Blunt? Blunt? That name sounds familiar…