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Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, addresses the House in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, from the well of the camber to urge his colleagues not to expel him from the Tennessee General Assembly. The move to expel Durham follows an attorney general's investigation that detailed allegations of improper sexual contact with at least 22 women over the course of his four years in office. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Former state lawmaker Jeremy Durham filed a federal lawsuit Monday arguing his ouster from the legislature is unconstitutional and the state should still provide him his pension and health insurance. 

"As the direct and proximate result of his improper and unauthorized expulsion, (Durham) has lost his lifetime health insurance benefits and has been so informed by the state's Benefits Administration Division," the lawsuit states.

Director of Legislative Administration Connie Ridley, Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin and state Treasurer David Lillard are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

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