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Lubbock Co judge candidate was held in contempt of court

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock County Libertarian Candidate Nathan Lusk released court records to local news media Thursday afternoon and accused independent candidate John Miller of not being fit to serve as Lubbock County judge. 

The records, dated on July 12th of this year, show that Miller was found in contempt of court.

In addition to being a candidate for County Judge, Miller is C.E.O. of WesTex Document Inc.  His company hired an employee from an Amarillo document shredding company in violation of a non-compete agreement.  In 2009 it seemed the issue between the two document shredding companies had been settled by a court order in Potter County.

But court records say Miller and WesTex "knowingly, materially, and systematically" caused the employee to violate the agreement.  It was for that reason that Miller was then found to be in contempt of court. 

Miller's penalty was that he would be made to pay additional damages to the Amarillo company if he violated the Potter County restraining order again.   

"It was a corporate settlement," Miller told KCBD NewsChannel 11 by phone.  "That's all I'm going to say." 

Miller also said it was not his intent to be disrespectful or show any contempt of court.   Instead, he says, "I was under advice of legal counsel."

Both Lusk and Miller face heavily favored incumbent Judge Tom Head.

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