Attorneys for state Treasurer Dan Rutherford want a judge to throw out the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by a former employee.
A court filing says Edmund Michalowski has not offered evidence that he was harassed by Rutherford or forced to do political work on state time.
The filing also says Rutherford is entitled to limited immunity because of his role as a government official.
Michalowski’s lawsuit and Rutherford’s response to it was widely blamed for the collapse of Rutherford’s campaign for governor. A hearing on the motion to dismiss is set for Thursday.