Brian Christopher sadly passed away while incarcerated in 2018, but that terrible situation is far from over for Jerry Lawler. He filed a $3 million lawsuit, and now it will move to the next step.
According to PW Insider, Jerry Lawler’s lawsuit against Hardeman County, Tennessee over the death of Brian Lawler will continue. The lawsuit is making its way toward a jury trial scheduled for May 23rd, 2022.
Jerry Lawler has over a year to prepare for that trial. Odds are he would have received an earlier date if not for the pandemic gumming up the legal system in such a bad way.
Brian Lawler was incarcerated for a DUI arrest in 2018. It was alleged that he committed suicide by hanging, but there is plenty of evidence to support that foul play is a possibility.
Jerry Lawler’s attorney Jefferey Rosenblum told TMZ that Brian Christopher was attacked by an inmate and he suffered a head injury, a gash over his left eye, and a possible concussion. However, he was refused medical services.
Instead, Lawler was allegedly placed in solitary confinement with his shoes and shoe laces — and the cell had two large bolts sticking out of a high point on one of the cell walls.
Lawler is seeking $3 million in damages and compensatory damages if the court sees fit. He is also seeking a court order forcing Hardeman County to force immediate changes to prevent any future tragedies like this from happening.