Broussard seeks removal from flooding lawsuit
GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall.
If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the lone defendant in the suit.
The case is scheduled for trial in January before Judge John Peytavin. He's a retired jurist who was appointed to the case after the entire 24th Judicial District Court bench recused itself.
The Times-Picayune reports Broussard's request was filed Friday by attorneys representing the former parish president and Jefferson Parish. The plaintiff's attorneys for the plaintiffs have not yet responded.
Broussard is now serving a 46-month sentence in federal prison for political corruption unrelated to Katrina.