Council on Aging director's mom, a judge, recuses herself from daughter's defamation lawsuit
BATON ROUGE – Judge Janice Clark, the mother of Council on Aging Director Tasha Clark Amar, has recused herself from her daughter's lawsuit.
Court documents showed the recusal on Monday just before noon.
Along with Judge Clark, all of the judges in the 19th Judicial District Court recused themselves except for Judge Donald Johnson.
Tasha Clark Amar filed the defamation lawsuit in April after the family of Helen Plummer discussed their concerns with WBRZ.
Clark Amar was to be paid nearly $120,000 for the next twenty years after being named head of Plummer's estate in her will. Clark Amar along with Council on Aging board member Dorthy Jackson handled the will.
Clark Amar sued the family earlier when it tried to block her from collecting on the estate. Clark Amar then dropped the original suit after several Investigative Unit reports.
The defamation suit, filed at the end of April, was randomly assigned to Judge Janice Clark.