The legal fight over the controversial Pigeon Forge liquor by the drink referendum is turning into a not-so-merry- go-round ride.
With trial scheduled to start Thursday, there has been a change of lawyers for the pro-liquor group Forging Ahead, a renewed dispute over whether that group will be in the case, and a move to toss a lawsuit because the city of Pigeon Forge itself is not a party.
It all began when Concerned Churches and Citizens of Pigeon Forge, or CCCPF, which opposes liquor by the drink, sued the Sevier County Election Commission. CCCPF argues that results from a Nov. 6 election adopting liquor by the drink should be voided because about 300 ineligible voters were allowed to cast ballots. The measure passed by 100 votes.
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