Lawyer says Democratic Party put on notice about retaining documents
By Dane Huffman
The North Carolina Democratic Party has been put on notice by the lawyer for Adrian Ortega that they want all documents preserved for a potential court battle.
Jay Parmley, the executive director of the state party, resigned in April after sexual harassment allegations. Parmley insisted he had done nothing wrong but said, “I refuse to be a distraction.”
Kieran Shanahan, Ortega’s attorney, said the Democratic Party has been notified that it must retain all its documents in the matter.
Shanahan said a “litigation hold letter” had been filed on Ortega’s behalf.
“We're putting them on notice that Mr. Ortega now has a lawyer, that we are contemplating litigation and will likely bring litigation in the near future, and don’t destroy any documents," he said. "And there are consequences in a court of law if that is done.”