sability recipients formerly represented by Conn who received notices from the Social Security Administration in May, notifying them that their benefits were in jeopardy due to suspicions of fraud. Attorney Noah Friend is co-counsel for Emma Burchett. He said the news is disappointing.
Floyd Circuit Judge Tom Smith dismissed the lawsuit this afternoon. In his ruling, Smith said suicide "breaks the chain of causation." He said Conn could not have foreseen Leroy Burchett's suicide, as even his widow had not foreseen it.