- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An ex-Weber County judge is appealing a ruling in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by a former court clerk who was the subject of his love poem.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/1JSdTbY ) that former Justice Court Judge Craig Storey wants a new trial because the evidence during trial was insufficient.

A federal jury last month awarded $270,000 to Marcia Eisenhour after finding Storey violated her right to equal protection.

In 2007, Eisenhour discovered Storey’s poem that said, “I’d love to harvest your sweet grapes,” and calling Eisenhour the “most gorgeous thing alive.”

Storey’s attorneys say the poem was not a deliberate act of discrimination since he never gave the poem to Eisenhour.

Eisenhour’s attorney April Hollingsworth says they will oppose the appeal vigorously and are confident the ruling will stand.


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