Tuesday morning (Nov. 27), a federal judge denied the motion by former Reagor-Dykes CFO Shane Smith to move a lawsuit from Lubbock to Dallas.

KAMC News reports in September, First Bank and Trust sued a list of people, including Smith, accusing them of check kiting. Smith has denied all allegations, and recently claimed in court records that the lawsuit should be moved to another venue or delayed since Lubbock area residents may have already formed an opinion on the lawsuit.

The judge denied the motion from Smith.