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Collierville dismissed from Lorenzen Wright lawsuit

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A federal judge has dismissed the town of Collierville from a lawsuit filed by the ex-wife of slain basketball star Lorenzen Wright.  "Involuntary dismissal for failure to prosecute is appropriate in this case," U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays Jr. wrote in a seven-page opinion. "Wright has not taken any action to advance the prosecution of this case since November of 2011. "

Sherra Wright's suit claims Collierville police failed to properly investigate her ex-husband's disappearance. It also claims Germantown dispatchers mishandled a 911 call from Lorenzen Wright's phone the night he was killed.

The former NBA star disappeared on July 18, 2010, shortly before he was to ride back to his Atlanta home with a friend of his. Nine days later his body was found in a wooded area in Southeast Memphis near Hacks Cross Road and Winchester.  No arrests have been made.

A federal judge also has given Sherra Wright two weeks to say why Germantown should not be dismissed as well.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story

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