Hearing Set for $1 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, is scheduled to appear in a hearing on Tuesday for a $1 million custody lawsuit filed against him, according to court records. 

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three people identified as Gregory D. Slocum, Curtis J. Slocum and Willena Hendley. 

The hearing is scheduled to take place in Pulaski County Circuit Court at 2:30 p.m., court records state. 

The lawsuit alleges that Hutchinson breached his contract, provided improper legal advice, was negligent in providing legal representation and more after agreeing to represent Slocum in a child custody case. 

Slocum is seeking damages in the amount of $1 million and asked the court to order a five-year suspension of Hutchinson's legal license, court records state. 

Jeremy Hutchinson is the nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

To read the full lawsuit, click here

[Editorial note: KARK has reached out to Sen. Hutchinson seeking a statement on the hearing, and this story will be updated when he responds.]

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