A federal judge has scheduled a status conference in former Sheriff Deputy Curtis Larrick’s lawsuit against Tony Guy and the County of Beaver.
According to federal court dockets, U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy has ordered the parties to participate in a phone conference with her at 10:00 a.m. on April 11th.
“Counsel should be prepared to discuss trial dates,” the judge notes in her order.
Larrick alleges he was fired by Sheriff Guy at the start of his administration as an act of political retaliation, while Guy insists he terminated Larrick because of his character. Judge Eddy denied a motion by Tony Guy and Beaver County to dismiss Larrick’s civil case this week, determining a jury could reasonably find the Sheriff’s stated rationales for firing Larrick to be “incoherent and implausible.”
Investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police had strongly encouraged Tony Guy to keep Larrick as a deputy, saying he had been of significant assistance with their probes into corruption in the Sheriff’s Office and was one of the only deputies who had been truthful with them.