WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The lawyer who filed a temporary restraining order recently to stop law enforcement from shutting down sweepstakes parlors is now asking that the case be continued.
Tommy Hicks, who is representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, asked for more time because he has not heard back from all the defendants in the case.
District Attorney Ben David, who is named as a defendant, along with assistant county attorney Sharron Huffman, who is representing the Sheriff, were both in court Monday, ready to proceed. The holdup, according to Hicks, was that New Hanover County's insurance company, which was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, had not yet responded.
Judge Gale Adams granted Hicks more time to hear from the insurance company setting a court date for Thursday at 9:30 a.m.