After six years of appellate wrangling, a civil racketeering lawsuit against three attorneys over a secret sex tape of Waffle House chairman Joe Rogers Jr. is finally cleared to begin pretrial discovery over whether their actions on behalf of Rogers’ former housekeeper constituted attempted extortion.

The Supreme Court of Georgia resolved the last of a lengthy string of pretrial appeals without comment, clearing the way for Rogers and his counsel to begin securing evidence to bolster claims that lawyers for his former housekeeper advised her in making a surreptitious recording of a sexual encounter with the executive.

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