John Ford gets to keep his insurance license, for now, after a hearing Wednesday morning.
The Commerce Department says Ford should lose his insurance license because he spent campaign funds on his daughter's wedding at the Peabody Hotel, and lied about it on election finance forms.
But a judge dismissed the Department's case against Ford.
Commerce Department attorney John Morris said the State is not backing down. "It's our belief that he violated the law and should have his insurance license disciplined," Morris said, "and it is our intent to begin this again."