JULY 2015 LAW UPDATE
U.S. Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of all claims against Lafayette Police Department by fifteen former officers and approves award of over $108,000 to the City of Lafayette, represented by Michael Corry, Patrick Briney, and Hallie Coreil, all of the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm Briney Foret Corry, LLP.
In an unpublished, per curiam opinion issued June 8, 2015, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed rulings of the U.S. District Court, Western District, which dismissed multiple claims of fifteen former Lafayette Police Department officers against LPD, the City, and fellow officers. Michael Corry, Patrick Briney, and Hallie Coreil, all of the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm Briney Foret Corry, LLP, successfully drafted numerous pre-trial motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, each of which was granted and affirmed. In addition, these lawyers obtained a judgment against the plaintiffs and their attorneys for over $108,000, consisting of the City’s costs and legal fees for litigation spanning nearly three years. The U.S. Fifth Circuit also upheld this award. The full opinion can be read by following the link below.
For more information visit: HTTP://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/14/14-31213.0.pdf