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City-county lawsuit settlement conference Oct. 11
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A settlement conference between the city of McMinnville and Warren County over local option sales tax is schedule for Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.The second settlement conference for the parties was ordered by the judge presiding over the case, Judge J.B. Cox. Paperwork filed at the Clerk and Master’s office arranging the conference does not give a reason for the judge’s decision.The settlement conference came after Judge Cox ruled against both parties in summary judgment requests. A summary judgment is a determination made by a court without a full trial and is an attempt by a party in the case to promptly and expeditiously dispose of a case without a trial.City counsel requested a summary judgment that the contract, originally made in 1969, be declared against public policy as a matter of law in that it contains no expiration date.