Judge dismisses lawsuit over Dixie Brewery building
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Dixie Brewing Co. in an effort to stop any demolition of a brewery as part of the new VA hospital under construction in New Orleans.
The Advocate reports the VA plans to demolish some parts of the German Romenesque building, which opened in 1907 but was crumbling even before Hurricane Katrina damaged it.
Dixie filed a request for a preliminary and permanent injunction on March 12 to try to prevent the demolition and new construction.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ordered that the court does not have jurisdiction over the matter since the LSU Board of Supervisors intervened when it filed a motion claiming that the latest complaint is "inextricably interwoven" with the ongoing civil suit.