Attorney Says Lawsuit Against Rick Davis Is "Meritless"; Says He Has Always Cooperated With Police

Saturday, February 16, 2013

An attorney for Rick Davis, owner of Rick Davis Gold and Diamonds, said a lawsuit filed against him in Chancery Court is "meritless."

Attorney Wendell O'Reilly said Mr. Davis has cooperated with police during a long career in business.

Louisa Hurst said some of the items stolen from her in a Jan. 24 burglary on Lookout Mountain wound up at the Davis firm on Brainerd Road. She said a Rossville woman admitted to carrying out the burglary with her husband and selling some of the items there, including a $20,000 ring that belonged to her great-great grandmother.

She said there is a record of the firm taking some of the items, but they cannot be found though by law they are suppose to be kept for 20 days.

Attorney O'Reilly said, “Mr. Rick Davis only recently became aware of the lawsuit and its claims. Because investigation into the claims asserted by Mrs. Hurst are ongoing, it is premature to address them point by point other than to say that Mr. Davis is not engaged in any conspiracy and that many of the assertions in Mrs. Hurst’s Complaint are based on the word of an admitted criminal.

"Mr. Davis has been in business for over 30 years and during that time has maintained a reputation for fair dealing and cooperating with local law enforcement. Mr. Davis intends to vigorously defend against this meritless lawsuit.”

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