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Suit against treasurer dismissed

A judge on Monday dismissed a public records lawsuit against N.C. State Treasurer Richard Moore that claimed he withheld documents about the state's pension fund, ruling there wasn't enough evidence to let the case continue.

Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin sided with Moore in the lawsuit filed by the State Employees Association of North Carolina, which accused Moore and his office of failing to comply fully with records requests for information about the pension funds, valued at $73 billion.

Moore said his agency ultimately provided more than 2,000 pages of documents that the group had asked for and called the lawsuit politically motivated.

The lawsuit was filed in February during the heat of the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Moore and eventual winner Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue.

The association never endorsed a candidate but has been critical of Moore in recent years.

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