MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A judge made a significant ruling Thursday, dropping the Marshall County Commission from a lawsuit that claims Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters lowered property taxes for friends and political allies.
Kenneth Downs, a Grant man, filed the lawsuit against Masters, the Commission, and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, among other fictitious defendants.
Marshall County Circuit Judge Tim Riley dismissed the Commission from the lawsuit in his ruling.
Masters returned to work last week after not coming in for approximately eight months. He gave no explanation on where he’s been since December of 2012, despite collecting a salary all that time.