The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update

Cops, courts and fires

September 17, 2013

Restaurant owner, former carhops reach agreement

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When she lost her job in March, Coppess decided to go to the police. Coppess said she had receipt records and an audio recording that backed up her claims. She said those materials were passed on to police. Coppess also said that Moorman offered her $400 to drop her complaint to Anderson police, but she declined the offer.

Coppess and Smith picketed in front of the restaurant in the 600 block of South Scatterfield Road on June 27.

Bryan Williams, Moorman’s attorney, said Moorman is an upstanding member of the community whose business has been a fixture in Madison County for decades. He said Moorman has been cooperative and contrite.

“You have to think, this company has employed hundreds of people over the years, and there have been two that have complained. That’s a pretty good ratio,” Williams said.

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