First hearing in Slama-Herbster legal fight

The first court hearing in the legal action between businessman Charles Herbster and State Sen....
The first court hearing in the legal action between businessman Charles Herbster and State Sen. Julie Slama and is happening Tuesday, June 14.(WOWT)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 1:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 4:56 PM CDT
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BEATRICE, Neb. (KOLN) - The first court hearing in the legal action between State Sen. Julie Slama and businessman Charles Herbster happened Tuesday afternoon.

The hearing, originally set for June 3, was moved from Tecumseh to Beatrice, home base of Johnson County District Court Judge Ricky Schreiner.

This hearing addressed a series of motions Herbster’s lawyers filed contesting parts of Slama’s counter-lawsuit, as well as Slama’s push to depose Herbster with little delay.

It also addressed the Slama legal team’s objections to Herbster’s motions.

Slama has accused Herbster of groping her. Herbster sued Slama over the accusation. She then counter-sued him. Herbster has denied any wrongdoing and said he was the target of a political conspiracy on the part of Gov. Pete Ricketts and others. Ricketts has denied the accusation.

Herbster lost his bid for the Republican nomination for Nebraska governor on May 10.

The Nebraska Examiner contributed to this report.

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