A hearing in federal court for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by former Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services Director Sherry Flanagan has been moved to Friday, Oct. 18. 

According to court documents, two separate motions to dismiss have been filed — one by Pittsylvania County and Ron Scearce, and the other by Henry Hurt. 

The motions to dismiss stem from a $4 million lawsuit filed by Flanagan earlier in 2019 after she alleges being wrongfully terminated on Aug. 30, 2018. 

The lawsuit, originally filed in Roanoke City Circuit Court, names Pittsylvania County, Nancy Eanes, Patricia Evans, Andrea Johnson, Scearce, Hurt, and Vic Ingram as defendants. 

The defendants are accused of defamation, deprivation of constitutional due process, and wrongful termination.

The lawsuit alleges Scearce, Hurt, and Ingram had a successful ‘smear campaign’ against Flanagan.

The hearing is set to be heard in Roanoke before Senior Judge Glen E. Conrad.

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