Historic fire company can sue
Gould Steam Fire Company No. 2, terminated by the city of Gretna in 2007 after 126 years of service, can proceed with its lawsuit against the city and its firefighting successor over unpaid rent at two stations.
State District Judge Glenn B. Ansardi recently denied a petition by Gretna to have Gould's lawsuit dismissed because the city said that Gould's charter had expired and that the fire company no longer existed or had the right to sue.
In his ruling, Ansardi acknowledged that Gould's charter expired in 2006, but said that since the company retroactively amended and renewed that document in January, the lawsuit would be allowed to proceed.